Conington's Virgil (Paperback)

Georgics (Classic Editions)

By John Conington (Commentaries by), Philip Hardie (Editor), Monica R. Gale (Editor)

Liverpool University Press, 9781904675228, 429pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2008

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John Conington (1825–69) was a towering figure in Victorian scholarship, not least because of his remarkably sensitive and literate commentaries on Virgil’s Aeneid. The three-volume cloth edition of The Works of Virgil, begun by Conington in 1852, has been unavailable for over a century, except in rare second-hand sets. Now, for the first time, the whole of Conington’s work is being reissued in a set of six paperback volumes. Each volume includes a new introduction by an established scholar, setting Conington's commentary in context, as well as a general introduction to Conington’s work by Philip Hardie, who offers a fresh appreciation of the work.

About the Author

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). 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.