Table of Contents Preface General Introduction Vergil's lifetime and poetry Vergil and his predecessors The tradition of Aeneas Major themes Contemporary interpretation The textual tradition of the Aeneid The Latin text Map Latin text Abbreviations Commentary Aeneid 1 by Randall Ganiban Aeneid 2 by Randall Ganiban Aeneid 3 by Christine Perkell Aeneid 4 by James O'Hara Aeneid 5 by Joseph Farrell Aeneid 6 by Patricia Johnston Appendix: Vergil's Meter Glossary Works Cited Index
General Editor: Randall T. Ganiban is Professor of Classics at Middlebury College in Vermont. He has taught there since 1996 and specializes in Roman epic. Contributing Editors: Joseph Farrell is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored and edited numerous books on Vergil and Latin language and culture. Patricia A. Johnston has been teaching Latin, Greek, and classical mythology at Brandeis University since 1975. She is past president of the Vergilian Society. James O'Hara is the George L. Paddison Professor of Latin at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books on Vergil and Roman epic. Christine Perkell is Professor of Classics at Emory University. She has published numerous works on reading Vergil, various aspects of Vergil's poetics, and of lamentation in epic poetry.
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