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Aeneid: Book 6

Aeneid: Book 6

Vergil
Edited by Patricia Johnston

2012 - 192 pp.
Imprint: Focus, Series: The Focus Vergil Aeneid Commentaries

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-230-3
$17.95
Examination 978-1-58510-230-3
$3.00

Quick Overview

"This is an admirable commentary, with Latin text, vocabulary, and appendix on Vergil’s meter, offering students of Vergil at the intermediate level or higher succinct grammatical, stylistic, and contextual help towards a rich understanding of the poet’s profound portrayal of Aeneas’ descent into the lower world. It is prefaced by an enticing introduction to the role played by this book in the narrative of the epic as a whole, and sections of the commentary have bibliographical references for further reading."
     —Raymond J. Clark, University of Ottawa, Canada

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Aeneid: Book 6, part of the the Focus Vergil Aeneid commentaries series, includes an introduction, Latin-language text, commentary, and other student materials. It is designed for the intermediate Latin-language student in upper division courses teaching the Aeneid in departments of Classics or Latin Language.

 

Reviews:

"This is an admirable commentary, with Latin text, vocabulary, and appendix on Vergil’s meter, offering students of Vergil at the intermediate level or higher succinct grammatical, stylistic, and contextual help towards a rich understanding of the poet’s profound portrayal of Aeneas’ descent into the lower world. It is prefaced by an enticing introduction to the role played by this book in the narrative of the epic as a whole, and sections of the commentary have bibliographical references for further reading."
     —Raymond J. Clark, University of Ottawa, Canada


"The new Vergil commentaries from Focus are an exciting resource for almost anyone reading the Aeneid in Latin. . . . The editors recognize that developing core reading skills and involving students in the interpretive questions raised by the poem are not separate objectives. This recognition has resulted in commentaries that enticingly present basic information in a wider setting of observation and enquiry. . . . All in all, the Focus series balances simplicity and subtlety, reminding students at all levels that increasing technical precision and stretching one's interpretive curiosity are—fundamentally—one endeavor."
     —Antonia Syson, Purdue University, in Teaching Classical Languages (CAMWS)


About the Authors:

Patricia Johnston has been Professor of Classics at Brandeis University since 1975, where she teaches Latin, Greek, and Classical Literature. She received her doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley, and has also been visiting professor at University of Southern California and San Francisco State. She is past president of the Vergilian Society.