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The Resource Vergil : in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, Leendert Weeda, (electronic resource ́s Political Commentary)

Vergil : in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, Leendert Weeda, (electronic resource ́s Political Commentary)

Label
Vergil : in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid
Title
Vergil
Title remainder
in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid
Statement of responsibility
Leendert Weeda
Creator
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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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Weeda, Leendert,
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Language note
In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Open Access e-Books
Target audience
specialized
Label
Vergil : in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, Leendert Weeda, (electronic resource ́s Political Commentary)
Link
https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110426427
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface And Acknowledgements
  • 1 Introduction, Political Opinions, Propaganda
  • 2 The Context
  • 3 The Eclogues And The Georgics
  • 4 The Aeneid: An Epic With A Commentary On Contemporary Affairs
  • 5 Vergil's Political Views. Was He His Master's Voice?
Control code
9783110426427
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110426427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110426427
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110448491
Label
Vergil : in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, Leendert Weeda, (electronic resource ́s Political Commentary)
Link
https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110426427
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface And Acknowledgements
  • 1 Introduction, Political Opinions, Propaganda
  • 2 The Context
  • 3 The Eclogues And The Georgics
  • 4 The Aeneid: An Epic With A Commentary On Contemporary Affairs
  • 5 Vergil's Political Views. Was He His Master's Voice?
Control code
9783110426427
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110426427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110426427
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110448491

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