Aeneid Book VI

A New Verse Translation
Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374715351
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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A masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the significance of the poem to his writing, noting that "there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas's venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years--the golden bough, Charon's barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father." In this new translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and sophisticated poetic voice as was on show in his translation of Beowulf, a reimagining which, in the words of James Wood, "created something imperishable and great that is stainless--stainless, because its force as poetry makes it untouchable by the claw of literalism: it lives singly, as an English language poem."

Aeneid Book VI

A New Verse Translation
Author: Seamus Heaney,Virgil
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374104190
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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A masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the significance of the poem to his writing, noting that "there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas's venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years--the golden bough, Charon's barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father." In this new translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and sophisticated poetic voice as was on show in his translation of Beowulf, a reimagining which, in the words of James Wood, "created something imperishable and great that is stainless--stainless, because its force as poetry makes it untouchable by the claw of literalism: it lives singly, as an English language poem."

Vergil's Aeneid: Books I-VI


Author: Clyde Pharr
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865164338
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 518
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Unsurpassed in quality and utility, Pharr's acclaimed edition includes an introduction, notes, vocabulary, appendix, and fold-out of basic vocabulary. Both paperback and clothbound now contain an "Annotated Bibliography on Vergil, to Supplement Pharr's Aeneid, " by Alexander McKay, a bibliography of articles and books in English, for use in college and high school Vergil courses, for students and their teachers.

Aeneid

Books I.-IV.
Author: N.A
Publisher: Branden Books
ISBN: 9780828318068
Category:
Page: 87
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Madness Unchained

A Reading of Virgil's Aeneid
Author: Lee Fratantuono
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739122426
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 427
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The book aims at providing a coherent guide to the entirety of Virgil's Aeneid, with analysis of every scene and, in some cases, every line of crucial passages. The book tries to provide a guide to the vast bibliography and scholarly apparatus that has grown around Virgil studies (especially over the past century), and to offer some critical study of what Virgil's purpose and intent may have been in crafting his response to Augustus' political ascendancy in Rome, Rome's history of near-constant civil strife, and the myths of Rome's origins and their conflicting Trojan, Greek, and native Italian origins.

Aeneid


Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571327346
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the importance of the poem to his writing, noting that 'there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas's venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years - the golden bough, Charon's barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father.' In this new translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and flawless poetic voice as was on show in his translation of Beowulf, a reimagining which, in the words of Bernard O'Donoghue, brought the ancient poem back to life in 'a miraculous mix of the poem's original spirit and Heaney's voice'.

Vergils »Aeneis« im Unterricht


Author: Hans-Joachim Glücklich
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647256552
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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Der Band bietet in einer konstruktiven Einleitung die Erläuterung wichtiger Aspekte der Aeneis-Lektüre im Unterricht. Es folgen die Interpretationen aller in der Exempla-Ausgabe abgedruckten Passagen, die auf die Arbeitsaufträge und Begleittexte der Schülerausgabe besonders eingehen.Unterrichtspraktische Hinweise, Tafelbilder und Übersichten bieten Anregungen für eine fundierte und moderne Behandlung von Vergils Aeneis in der Schule. Ein ausführliches Literaturverzeichnis ermöglicht weiterführende Lektüre.

Virgil: Aeneid VI


Author: Virgil,
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472502663
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 206
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This pivotal book of the Aeneid has Aeneas - like Odysseus in Odyssey XI - visiting the Underworld. He is poised, as it were, between the world of his 'Homeric' past, the wanderings he has undergone in the poem's first half, and the destiny mapped out for his descendants, which culminates in the age of Augustus and his lost successor Marcellus. Aeneas is at once a figure of past, present and future. This edition replaces the long-serving edition by Gould & Whiteley, making the book more accessible to today's students and taking account of the most recent scholarship and critical approaches to Virgil. It includes an introduction, annotation to explain language and content, and a comprehensive vocabulary.

Four Late Plays


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840221046
Category:
Page: 410
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This translation first appeared in a privately printed edition in 1904 (the translator remains anonymous). With an Introduction by Derek Matravers. When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then, it has had a more profound impact on European thought. Rousseau left posterity a model of the reflective life - the solitary, uncompromising individual, the enemy of servitude and habit and the selfish egoist who dedicates his life to a particular ideal. The Confessions recreates the world in which he progressed from incompetent engraver to grand success; his enthusiasm for experience, his love of nature, and his uncompromising character make him an ideal guide to eighteenth-century Europe, and he was the author of some of the most profound work ever written on the relation between the individual and the state.

Dante's Inferno

The Indiana Critical Edition
Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253209306
Category: Poetry
Page: 409
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Presents a verse translation of Dante's "Inferno" along with ten essays that analyze the different interpretations of the first canticle of the "Divine Comedy."