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The Resource Patterns of redemption in Virgil's Georgics, Llewelyn Morgan

Patterns of redemption in Virgil's Georgics, Llewelyn Morgan

Label
Patterns of redemption in Virgil's Georgics
Title
Patterns of redemption in Virgil's Georgics
Statement of responsibility
Llewelyn Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Current orthodoxy interprets the Georgics as a statement of profound ambivalence towards Octavian and his claim to be Rome's saviour after the catastrophe of the civil wars. This book takes issue with the model of the subtly subversive poet which has dominated scholarship for the last quarter of a century. It argues that in the turbulent political circumstances which obtained at the time of the poem's composition, Virgil's preoccupation with violent conflict has a highly optimistic import. Octavian's brutal conduct in the civil wars is subjected to a searching analysis, but is ultimately vindicated, refigured as a paradoxically constructive violence analogous to blood sacrifice or Romulus' fratricide of Remus, a prerequisite of the foundation of Rome
  • The vindication of Octavian also has strictly literary implications for Virgil. The close of the poem sees Virgil asserting his mastery of the Homeric mode of poetry, the most sublime available, and the providential world-view it was thought to embody."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Morgan, Llewelyn
Dewey number
873/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6804.G4
LC item number
M67 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge classical studies
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  • Didactic poetry, Latin
  • Politics and literature
  • Agriculture in literature
  • Redemption in literature
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Political poetry, Latin
  • Virgil
  • Augustus
  • Virgil
  • Rome
  • Virgile
  • Virgile
  • Virgile, 0070?-0019 av. J.-C
  • Virgile (0070-0019 av. J.-C.)
  • Virgile
  • Protée
  • Poésie politique latine
  • Poésie didactique latine
  • Politique et littérature
  • Agriculture dans la littérature
  • Rédemption dans la littérature
  • Rhétorique ancienne
  • Auguste, empereur romain, 63 av. J.-C.-14 dans la littérature
  • Georgica (Vergilius)
  • Politieke situatie
  • Rédemption
  • Rome
Label
Patterns of redemption in Virgil's Georgics, Llewelyn Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Trinity College, Cambridge
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
App. III. Sparsere per agros
Control code
39905591
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780521651660
Lccn
98044171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39905591
Label
Patterns of redemption in Virgil's Georgics, Llewelyn Morgan
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Trinity College, Cambridge
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
App. III. Sparsere per agros
Control code
39905591
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780521651660
Lccn
98044171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39905591

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