In True Names: Vergil and the Alexandrian Tradition of Etymological Wordplay, James O’Hara presents a richly annotated, comprehensive collection of examples of etymological wordplay in Vergil’s Aeneid, Eclogues, and Georgics. An extensive introduction on the etymologizing of Vergil and his poetic forerunners places the poet in historical context and analyzes the form and style of his wordplay.
In this new edition, O’Hara offers more than one hundred new examples, and more than 250 new bibliographical items on etymologizing in Vergil and other ancient authors, especially the other Augustan poets. A substantial new Introduction reflects on the wide scholarly response to the first edition, and it discusses issues in scholarship on etymologizing from the last two decades.
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James J. O’Hara is George L. Paddison Professor of Latin at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“O’Hara’s catalogue of Vergilian etymological wordplay is a goldmine of information and a welcome contribution to Vergilian studies... Ovid scholars will read with interest section 2.14 of the Introduction, where O’Hara lists and discusses examples of Ovid’s allusions to Vergil’s etymological wordplay. Every Vergil scholar will want a copy of this book.”
—Pamela Bleisch, American Journal of Philology
“O’Hara has done Virgilian studies a considerable service with this very erudite piece of scholarship.”
—Llewelyn Morgan, Classical Review
“This book is to be heartily welcomed as a major tool which will be of great use not only for Vergilian scholars but also for all those concerned with the literary texture of Augustan poetry.”
—Stephen J. Harrison, Echos du monde classique
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Descrizione libro Univ of Michigan Pr, U.S.A., 1996. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. This is an ex-library book, but with just a few markings. Otherwise, the book appear lightly used and is very good with shelfwear. There is no dust jacket. A nice example of a scarce book. Expedited international shipping is not available. The delivery expectation for international shipping is 7-32 business days, depending upon customer location. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 007958
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good +. Closed tear and slight fading to spine of mylar covered dust jacket. No markings. Always securely packed. Professional booksellers since 1994. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 016499
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Antiquarian. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1996. XVII,320p. Original green cloth with dust wrps. Spine gilt titled. Nice copy. (Rare thus). 'The book is in two parts: an introduction which discusses the tradition of literary etymologizing before Virgil (emphasizing the Alexandrians somewhat to the disadvantage of Lucretius or Varro) and draws together the salient characteristics of Virgil's technique, and a fully annotated catalogue of all instances of the conceit which O'H. has been able to gather. (.) O'H.'s approach is sensibly undogmatic. (.) If O'H. avoids theoretical generalizations, his close readings are often compelling, and particularly when he discusses etymological material through which poetic succession is negotiated. His analyses of Aen. 2.411-19, where Vergil engages with an etymological play in Aratus (pp.4-6), and of Ovid's commentaries on Virgilian etymologizing (pp.95-102) are fascinating. (.) At pp.102-11 O'H. offers an intelligent discussion of 'the poetic function of Vergilian etymologizing.' His linkage here of etymology with the aetiological theme of the 'Georgics' and 'Aeneid' is particularly suggestive: Virgil is tracing the origins of the Latin language and the Roman people simultaneously. (.) O'H. has done Virgilian studies a considerable service with this very erudite piece of scholarship. He expresses the hope that 'it will have a place on the bookshelf of anyone trying to read, or write about Vergil' (p.VII). There is not doubt that it will.' (LLEWELYN MORGAN in The Classical Review (New Series), 1998, pp.228-29). From the library of Prof. Carl Deroux. Antiquarian. Codice libro della libreria 49803
Descrizione libro University of Michigan Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Else book is fine. Faint shelfwear to DJ. ; 320 pages. Codice libro della libreria 19419
Descrizione libro Univ of Michigan Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0472106600
Descrizione libro Univ of Michigan Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Like New. NICE CONDITION VERY RARE HARDCOVER BOOK IN DUST JACKET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. ONLY LIGHT WEAR TO DUST JACKET. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK. LOC:CASE. Codice libro della libreria M-838
Descrizione libro Univ of Michigan Pr, Ann Arbor MI:, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. Blue cloth. KB132. A like new or very good copy except for soiling to edges of page block and dj has small tear and wrinkling to back panel. Otherwise clean, tight, and sharp. Codice libro della libreria 000941