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Blogging the Aeneid: Book 1, lines 198-222

As always, cross-posted from http://apvergil.blogspot.com.

First of all, some interesting aspects of the language:

Aeneas' speech contains three different instances of anaphora (O...O, 198-9; vos...vos, 200-1; per...per, 204); clearly there is an effect that Vergil is looking to create through all of this repetition of key initial words - what might it be? Is Aeneas using these rhetorical devices to hammer his point home to his men -… Continue

Posted on November 23, 2008 at 10:56pm

Blogging the Aeneid: Book 10: Jupiter in the Council of the Gods

As always, cross-posted from http://apvergil.blogspot.com - visit and add a point on my stat counter map! (And comment, of course!)

We return after a short break in which fall trimester comments consumed any free time. As promised in the last post, we'll begin with a discussion of Jupiter's role in the council of the gods in Book 10 before returning, in successive posts, to Book 1 and closer readings of the text.

Jupiter's… Continue

Posted on November 20, 2008 at 12:55pm

Blogging the Aeneid: Book 10: the Council of the Gods

As always, cross-posted from http://apvergil.blogspot.com.

Homework this weekend was to read Book 10 in English, so this post will be somewhat different than the past few; I've decided to write about a scene that I find one of the most fascinating in the entire Aeneid - the council of the gods (lines 1-117). This post will… Continue

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 1:30pm

Blogging the Aeneid: Book 1, lines 180-197

Cross-posted from my blog. As always, comments are greatly appreciated:

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As last time, we'll lead off with a couple of minor but delectable examples of Vergil playing with language and meaning. First, one that I just noticed from the previous passage - in lines 160-161, Vergil has placed… Continue

Posted on November 13, 2008 at 5:15pm

Blogging the Aeneid: Book 1, lines 157-179

Once again, this is cross-posted from http://apvergil.blogspot.com. Comments in either place are always welcome and appreciated.

Before getting into a more general discussion of this passage, I just wanted to note a couple of interesting features of the language in this passage. First of all, line 164 has a particularly apt caesura, as it falls after silent - one can imagine someone reading it out loud to linger on that pause slightly longer… Continue

Posted on November 11, 2008 at 8:00pm

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