Conington's Virgil: Aeneid I - II

Edited by J. Conington and introduction by Philip R. Hardie and Anne Rogerson

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ISBN: 9781904675235

Publication: December 18, 2007

Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Classic Editions

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John Conington’s three-volume edition of The Works of Virgil, begun in 1852, has long been unavailable except in rare second-hand sets. The whole work is now being reissued in six affordable paperbacks, with new introductions setting the commentary in its context. Well into the twentieth century Conington’s Virgil remained the sine qua non for school and undergraduate students and their teachers; Conington’s commentary is remarkably close and uncompromising in its engagement with the detail of Virgil’s Latin, as well as its literary sensitivity; it still has much to offer the modern reader. This volume includes Conington’s general introduction to Virgil, his introduction to the Aeneid, his introduction to Books I –VI, Virgil’s text and Conington’s commentary to Books I–II. It also includes Philip Hardie’s general assessment of Conington, along with Anne Rogerson’s introduction to Conington’s Aeneid.

Anne Rogerson has her doctorate on the Aeneid from the University of Cambridge and is author of several articles on the epic; she is Wrigley Fellow and College Lecturer in Classics at Cambridge.

John Conington was Corpus Christi Professor of Latin in Oxford.

Philip Hardie is a Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Professor of Latin at Trinity College, Cambridge, and author of 'Virgil’s Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium' (1986), 'Virgil’s Epic Successors' (1993) and 'Ovid’s Poetics of Illusion' (2002).

Introduction to The Works of Virgil PHILIP HARDIE VII; Bibliography PHILIP HARDIE XV; Introduction to Conington's Aeneid ANNE ROGERSON XVII; Bibliography ANNE ROGERSON XXXVII; From The Works of Virgil Volume II Preface to Volume II (fourth edition) v; Preface to Volume II (second and third editions), vii; Introduction to the Aeneid, xix; The story of Aeneas' wanderings, xlv; The Aeneid and the epic cycle, lxiv; Evidence from ancient writers as to the composition of the Aeneid, lxvi; AENEID Books I-II (Text and Commentary), 1.

Format: Paperback

Size: 216 x 138 mm

278 Pages

ISBN: 9781904675235

Publication: December 18, 2007

Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Classic Editions

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