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
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
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.