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The Resource Virgil's epic designs : ekphrasis in the Aeneid, Michael C.J. Putnam

Virgil's epic designs : ekphrasis in the Aeneid, Michael C.J. Putnam

Label
Virgil's epic designs : ekphrasis in the Aeneid
Title
Virgil's epic designs
Title remainder
ekphrasis in the Aeneid
Statement of responsibility
Michael C.J. Putnam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book by one of the preeminent Virgil scholars of our day is the first comprehensive study of ekphrasis in Virgil's final masterpiece, the Aeneid. Virgil uses ekphrasis - a self-contained aside that generates a pause in the narrative to describe a work of art or other object - to tell us something about the grander text in which it is embedded, says Michael C.J. Putnam. Individually and as a group, Virgil's ekphrases enrich the reader's understanding of the meaning of the epic. Putnam shows how the descriptions of works of art, and of people, places, and even animals, provide metaphors for the entire poem and reinforce its powerful ambiguities."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Putnam, Michael C. J
Dewey number
873/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6825
LC item number
.P844 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Ekphrasis
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Virgil
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Virgil
  • Ekphrasis
  • Aeneas
Label
Virgil's epic designs : ekphrasis in the Aeneid, Michael C.J. Putnam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-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
Introduction -- Dido's murals -- The cloak of Cloanthus -- Daedalus' sculptures -- Silvia's stag -- The shield of Aeneas -- The baldric of Pallas -- Conclusion
Control code
37928505
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9780300073539
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97043717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Virgil's epic designs : ekphrasis in the Aeneid, Michael C.J. Putnam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-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
Introduction -- Dido's murals -- The cloak of Cloanthus -- Daedalus' sculptures -- Silvia's stag -- The shield of Aeneas -- The baldric of Pallas -- Conclusion
Control code
37928505
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9780300073539
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97043717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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