The Virgilian Tradition
The First Fifteen Hundred Years
The book begins with a chronological survey of Virgil's influence upon writers from Augustan Rome to Renaissance Italy. There follow detailed reviews of biographies of Virgil, of how his writings were received and used, and of how the poet was envisaged and explained through the centuries. The final section focuses on the tradition of legends associated with Virgil.
Praise For The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years…
“Two thousand years after the death of its author, Virgil’s poetry occupies a central place in the canon of Western literature. The number of responses to Virgil, however, has discouraged anyone from attempting to collect them, sift out the most important, and organize the selections in an intelligible manner. This is the job Putnam and Ziolkowski have undertaken, and they have succeeded admirably.”—Craig Kallendorf, Texas A & M University
Yale University Press, 9780300108224, 1082pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2008