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Madness unchained : a reading of Virgil's Aeneid

Madness Unchained is a comprehensive introduction to and study of Virgil's Aeneid. The book moves through Virgil's epic scene by scene and offers a detailed explication of not only all the major (and many minor) difficulties of interpretation, but also provides a cohesive argument that explores Virgil's point in writing this epic of Roman mythology and Augustan propaganda: the role of fury or madness in Rome's national identity
Print Book, English, ©2007
Lexington Books, Lanham, ©2007
xix, 427 pages ; 23 cm
9780739112373, 9780739122426, 0739112376, 0739122428
Arms and the man
All fell silent
After it seemed best
But the queen
Meanwhile sure Aeneas
So he spoke, weeping
You also, dying
As Turnus raised
And while these things
The House of Olympus
Dawn left the ocean
As Turnus sees