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By Francis Cairns

An exam of the most characters within the Aeneid - Aeneas himself, Dido and Turnus - within the gentle of Virgil's modern Augustan political and literary ideology. The characters and the plot and incident of the epic are obvious as embodying and exemplifying first the traditional beliefs of kingship and harmony, and moment the Roman self-identification as instantaneously 'Italian' and 'Trojan', and at last as reflecting the literary self-evaluation of the Augustan age. within the literary quarter, Virgil's relatives with modern Roman elegy, with early Greek lyric and, most crucial, with Homer, are studied and reevaluated. Virgilian students and scholars of Augustan literature often will locate this e-book of curiosity to them.

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