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Critical Studies on the Texts of Publius Vergilius Maro





ISBN 9780367890209
Published December 19, 2019 by Routledge
380 Pages

 
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Book Description

In Vergiliana Egil Kraggerud collects together over 100 new, revised, and previously published discussions of textual issues in Vergil’s Eclogues, Georgics, and the Aeneid. Through these and in his Introduction, the author argues for a less conservative approach to these texts than has been fashionable among 20th century editors and commentators. This profoundly learned, engaging and valuable contribution is a critical resource for anyone working on the works of Vergil at both under- and postgraduate level, written by one of the most respected scholars in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction





Bucolica





Ecl. 1. 69 post aliquot aristas



A disputed phrase in its context





Ecl. 2. 32 A god’s title



Pan the great innovator and model





Ecl. 3. 62 A conjunction at stake



Theocr. 5. 82 in the balance



Ecl. 4. 8 One child initiating a new age



A letter added can make a big difference





Ecl. 4. 28-9 Lines sharing words between them



Emphasis achieved by artistry





Ecl. 4. 62-3 The nature of a baby’s smile



A Dutch scholar vindicated





Ecl. 5. 3 "Why don’t we sit down?" in Latin



What Vergil chose to write





Ecl. 5. 8 Indicative or subjunctive?



In favour of P





Ecl. 5. 38 The gender of narcissus



Our debt to an ancient grammarian





Ecl. 5. 66 Altars for Daphnis



Sorting out syntactical order





Ecl. 6. 1-12. On the genesis of Vergil’s earliest poetry



Call. Aet. 1. 21-4 and Theocr. 16 as inspiration





Ecl. 6. 16 Silenus’ hangover



The troublesome adverbial ‘cluster’ procul tantum





Ecl. 6. 24 The commonest of verbs ousted by a hapax?



Peerlkamp’s brilliant point





Ecl. 6. 34 A dilemma in P



Elided omnia in Vergil?





Ecl. 6. 74-81 A praeteritio to fill the day



The illustrative effect of complicated syntax





Ecl. 7. 5 Equal and well-prepared singers



A misleading first impression of their qualities





Ecl. 7. 29-32 Corydon’s promise to Diana



Variation on

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Biography

Egil Kraggerud is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy, History of Art, and Ideas at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has published extensively on Vergil, and has translated works by Vergil, Aeschylus, and Euripides, among others.