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Aeneid: Books 1–6

Aeneid: Books 1–6

Vergil
General Editor: Randall Ganiban; Contributing Editors: Christine Perkell, James J. O'Hara, Joseph Farrell, and Patricia A. Johnston

2013 - 534 pp.
Imprint: Focus, Series: The Focus Vergil Aeneid Commentaries

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-214-3
$36.95
Examination 978-1-58510-214-3
$4.00

Quick Overview

Vergil, Aeneid Books 1–6 is the first of a two-volume commentary on Vergil's epic designed specifically for today’s Latin students. These editions navigate the complexities of Vergil’s text and elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain appreciation of the Aeneid. Editions of individual books of the Aeneid with expanded comments and vocabulary are also available from Hackett.

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Vergil, Aeneid Books 1–6 is the first of a two-volume commentary on Vergil's epic designed specifically for today’s Latin students. These editions navigate the complexities of Vergil’s text and elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain appreciation of the Aeneid. Editions of individual books of the Aeneid with expanded comments and vocabulary are also available from Hackett.

Features:

  • Up-to-date notes and commentary by leading scholars of Roman epic
  • A general introduction to the entire volume covering the literary,
  • cultural, political, and historical background
  • Introductions to each book
  • Line-by-line notes providing grammatical and syntactical help and
  • explanations of literary references
  • Appendix on meter with examples from the text
  • Glossary on rhetorical, syntactic, and grammatical terms


Reviews:

"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:

Randall T. Ganiban is Professor of Classics at Middlebury College in Vermont. He has taught there since 1996 and specializes in Roman epic.

Joseph Farrell is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored and edited numerous books on Vergil and Latin language and culture.

Patricia A. Johnston has been teaching Latin, Greek, and classical mythology at Brandeis University since 1975. She is past president of the Vergilian Society.

James O’Hara is the George L. Paddison Professor of Latin at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books on Vergil and Roman epic.

Christine Perkell is Professor of Classics at Emory University. She has published numerous works on reading Vergil, various aspects of Vergil's poetics, and of lamentation in epic poetry.