Conington's Virgil: Set of Six Volumes

BookConington's Virgil: Set of Six Volumes

Conington's Virgil: Set of Six Volumes

Bristol Phoenix Press Classic Editions

2008

December 19th, 2008

£120.00

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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.

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). Brian W. Breed is Assistant Professor of Classics in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; he is author of articles on Virgil’s Eclogues, Propertius, Horace and Homer. Monica Gale is Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, Dublin; she is author of Myth and Poetry in Lucretius (1994), Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000), and articles on Lucretius, Virgil and Propertius. 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.

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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).

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Volume I
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.)
Introduction to the 'Eclogues' (J. CONINGTON)
Dates of the 'Eclogues'(H.N.)
'ECLOGUES' (Text and Commentary)
On the later Bucolic poets of Rome
Index
Volume 2
Introduction to 'The Works of Virgil' (PHILIP HARDIE)
Bibliography (PHILIP HARDIE)
Introduction to the 'Georgics' (MONICA GALE)
Bibliography (MONICA GALE)
From 'The Works of Virgil' Volume I:
Preface to Volume I (fifth edition)
Preface to Volume I (second edition)
Introduction to the 'Georgics'
'GEORGICS' (Text and Commentary)
On the later Didactic poets of Rome
Index
Volume 3
Introduction to 'The Works of Virgil' (PHILIP HARDIE)
Bibliography (PHILIP HARDIE)
Introduction to Conington’s 'Aeneid' (ANNE ROGERSON)
Bibliography (ANNE ROGERSON)
From 'The Works of Virgil' Volume II:
Preface to Volume II (fourth edition)
Preface to Volume II (second and third editions)
Introduction to the 'Aeneid'
The story of Aeneas’ wanderings
The 'Aeneid' and the epic cycle
Evidence from ancient writers as to the composition of the 'Aeneid'
'AENEID' Books I–II (Text and Commentary)
Volume 4
Introduction to 'The Works of Virgil' (PHILIP HARDIE)
Bibliography (PHILIP HARDIE)
Introduction to Conington’s 'Aeneid' (ANNE ROGERSON)
Bibliography (ANNEROGERSON)
From 'The Works of Virgil' Volume II:
Preface to Volume II (fourth edition)
Preface to Volume II (second and third editions)
'AENEID' Books III–VI (Text and Commentary)
Index to Books I–VI
Volume 5
Introduction to 'The Works of Virgil' (PHILIP HARDIE)
Bibliography (PHILIP HARDIE)
Introduction to Conington’s 'Aeneid' (ANNE ROGERSON)
Bibliography (ANNE ROGERSON)
From 'The Works of Virgil' Volume III:
Preface to Volume III (third edition)
Preface to Volume III (second edition)
'AENEID' Books VII–IX (Text and Commentary)
Volume 6
Introduction to 'The Works of Virgil' (PHILIP HARDIE)
Bibliography (PHILIP HARDIE)
Introduction to Conington’s 'Aeneid' (ANNE ROGERSON)
Bibliography (ANNE ROGERSON)
From 'The Works of Virgil Volume III':
Preface to Volume III (third edition)
Preface to Volume III (second edition)
'AENEID' Books X–XII (Text and Commentary)
Excursus to Book XII
On Ribbeck’s Prolegomena
On Madvig’s Emendations in Virgil
Additional Notes on Virgil
Index to Books VII–XII