Virgil's Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium
Clarendon Press, 1986 - 405 من الصفحات
This book explores Virgil's poetic and mythical transformation of Roman imperialist ideology. 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. In combining this cosmic imperialism with the military and panegyrical themes proper to epic, Virgil draws on a number of traditions: the notion that the ideal poet is a cosmologer; the use of allegory to extract natural-philosophical truths from mythology and poetry (especially Homer); the poetic use of hyperbole and the 'universal expression'. Virgil's imagination is dominated by the cosmological poem of Lucretius; the "Aeneid", like the "De rerum natura", is a poem about the universe and how man should live in it, but Virgil's constant inversion of Lucretian values makes of him an anti-Lucretius. Recent criticism has tended to stress the pessimistic and private sides of the "Aeneid"; but any easy conclusion that the poet was at heart anti-Augustan is precluded by the depth and detail with which he develops the imperialist themes discussed in this book.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
POETRY AND COSMOLOGY IN ANTIQUITY
Epic and cosmology
COSMOLOGY AND HISTORY IN VIRGIL
12 من الأقسام الأخرى غير ظاهرة
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
عبارات ومصطلحات مألوفة
Aeneas Aeneid allegorical allusion ancient Apollo appears aspect association Augustan Augustus battle beginning central chapter close comparison context contrast cosmic cosmological described destruction detailed direct discussion divine division earlier earth echoes effects elements Ennius epic Epicurus example expression extension fact Fama figure final followed forces function further Georgics Gigantomachy gods Greek heaven Hercules hero Homeric human hyperbole idea important interpretation Italy Jupiter land language later Lucr Lucretian Lucretius myth natural original parallels particular passage philosophical physical poem poet poetic poetry political possible present proem provides reference Rerum Natura Roman Rome scenes seen sense Shield simile song specific Speech storm structure suggested takes terras themes things traditional Trojans Turnus universe Venus victory Virgil Virgilian whole winds