Conington's Virgil: Eclogues

Edited by John Conington and introduction by Philip R. Hardie and Brian W. Breed

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ISBN: 9781904675211

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 and his introduction to the Eclogues, with Virgil’s text and Conington’s commentary on the text, and with index. In addition, Philip Hardie introduces the work of Conington as a whole (and of his pupil Nettleship, who completed the Works in 1871), while Brian W. Breed assesses their approaches to the Eclogues in particular, outlining the directions in which scholarship has subsequently led, and may lead. The new introductions also include substantial bibliographies.

Brian W. Breed is Assistant Professor of Classics in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the author of articles on Virgil’s Eclogues, Propertius, Horace and Homer.

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 Bibliography PHILIP HARDIE Introduction to the Eclogues BRIAN BREED Bibliography BRIAN BREED From The Works of Virgil Volume I Preface to Volume I (fifth edition) Preface to Volume I (second edition) Life of Virgil (H. NETTLESHIP) On some of the early criticisms of Virgil's poetry (H.N.) The Ancient Commentators on Virgil (H.N.) The Text of Virgil (H.N.), ci; Introduction to the Eclogues (J. CONINGTON) Dates of the Eclogues (H.N.) ECLOGUES (Text and Commentary) On the later Bucolic poets of Rome Index

Format: Paperback

Size: 138 x 216 mm

288 Pages

ISBN: 9781904675211

Publication: December 18, 2007

Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Classic Editions

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