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Vergil's Political Commentary

Leendert Weeda

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ISBN 10: 3110426412 / ISBN 13: 9783110426410
Editore: Walter De Gmbh Gruyter Mai 2015, 2015
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Neuware - Vergil's commentary on political issues is discussed after analyzing the whole of the poet's work. His political engagement - noticeable in much of his work, is clear.The new notion of the functional model, which the poet often used when making a political statement is introduced. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages of the Georgics and the Aeneid are given. 183 pp. Englisch. Codice inventario libreria 9783110426410

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Titolo: Vergil's Political Commentary

Casa editrice: Walter De Gmbh Gruyter Mai 2015

Data di pubblicazione: 2015

Legatura: Buch

Condizione libro:Neu

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In the book titled Vergil's political commentary in Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, the author examines Vergil's political views by analyzing the whole of the poet's work. He introduces the notion of the functional model suggesting that the poet often used this instrument when making a political statement. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages of the Georgics and the Aeneid are suggested and the author concludes that Vergil's political engagement is visible in much of his work. During his whole career the poet was consistent in his views on several major political themes. These varied from, the distress caused by the violation of the countryside during and after the expropriations in the 40s B.C., to the horrors of the civil war and the violence of war in general, and the necessity of strong leadership. Vergil hoped and expected that Octavian would establish peace and order, and he supported a form of hereditary kingship for which he considered Octavian a suitable candidate. He held Cleopatra in high regard, and he appreciated a more meaningful role for women in society. Vergil wrote poetry that supported Augustus, but he had also the courage to criticize Octavian and his policies. He was a commentator with an independent mind and was not a member of Augustus' putative propaganda machine.

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Leendert Weeda, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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