The Resource Virgil on the nature of things : the Georgics, Lucretius, and the didactic tradition, Monica R. Gale

Virgil on the nature of things : the Georgics, Lucretius, and the didactic tradition, Monica R. Gale

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Virgil on the nature of things : the Georgics, Lucretius, and the didactic tradition
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Virgil on the nature of things
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the Georgics, Lucretius, and the didactic tradition
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Monica R. Gale
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Georgics has for the past twenty years been a source of fierce controversy among scholars of Latin literature. Is the work optimistic or pessimistic, pro- or anti-Augustan? Should we read it as a eulogy or a bitter critique of Rome and her imperial ambitions? This book suggests that the ambiguity of the poem is the product of a complex and thorough-going engagement with earlier writers in the didactic tradition: Hesiod, Aratus and - above all - Lucretius. Drawing on both traditional, philological approaches to allusion, and modern theories of intertextuality, Monica Gale shows how the world-views of the earlier poets are subjected to scrutiny and brought into conflict with each other. Detailed consideration of verbal parallels and of Lucretian themes, imagery and structural patterns in the Georgics forms the basis for a reading of Virgil's poem as an extended meditation on the relations between the individual and society, the gods and the natural environment."--Jacket
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Gale, Monica
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6804.G4
LC item number
G35 2000
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Virgil
  • Didactic poetry, Latin
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Philosophy, Ancient, in literature
  • Virgil
  • Allusions in literature
  • Rome
  • Virgil
  • Intertextuality
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Virgil on the nature of things : the Georgics, Lucretius, and the didactic tradition, Monica R. Gale
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-287) and indexes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 321 p.
Isbn
9780521781114
Lccn
99462247
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  • 1800459-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1800459
  • (Sirsi) o43334297
  • (OCoLC)43334297
Label
Virgil on the nature of things : the Georgics, Lucretius, and the didactic tradition, Monica R. Gale
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-287) and indexes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 321 p.
Isbn
9780521781114
Lccn
99462247
System control number
  • 1800459-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1800459
  • (Sirsi) o43334297
  • (OCoLC)43334297

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