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Virgil's Aeneid: Anatomy of a Classic by Susanna Braund

Virgil's Aeneid: Anatomy of a Classic

Stanford Course - CLA 108

by Susanna Braund

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The central text in the canon of Latin literature is Virgil’s Aeneid, an epic poem in twelve books composed more than two thousand years ago under the Roman emperor Augustus. The poem was an instant hit. It became a school text immediately and has remained central to studies of Roman culture to the present day. How can a poem created in such a remote literary and social environment speak so eloquently to subsequent ages? In this course we will discover what kind of poem this is and what kind of hero Aeneas is. Our studies will focus chiefly on the poem itself and on wider aspects of Roman culture. We will use the energetic translation by Robert Fitzgerald.

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