Virgil's Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium by Philip R. Hardie

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Virgil's Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium
Title:
Virgil's Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium
Author:
Philip R. Hardie
ISBN:
0198146914
ISBN13:
978-0198146919
Size PDF:
1359 kb
Size epub:
1648 kb
Publisher:
Clarendon Press (June 29, 1989)
Language:
English
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Rating:
5.0
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315

The Romans saw an analogy between the ordered workings of the natural universe and the proper functioning of their own expanding empire, between orbis and urbs. Philip Hardie's new work explores Virgil's poetic and mythic transformation of this imperialist ideology with reference to such traditions as the poet/cosmologer, the use of allegory to extract natural-philosophical truths from mythology and poetry, poetic hyperbole, and the "universal expression."

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