A Companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its Tradition
March 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
- Provides fresh approaches to traditional Vergil scholarship and new insights into unfamiliar aspects of Vergil's textual history
- Features contributions by an international team of the most distinguished scholars
- Represents a distinctively original approach to Vergil scholarship
Notes on Contributors.
Note on References.
Introduction (Joseph Farrell and Michael C.J. Putnam).
PART I The Aeneid in Antiquity.
1 Vergil’s Library (Damien P. Nelis).
2 On First Looking into Vergil’s Homer (Ralph Hexter).
3 The Development of the Aeneas Legend (Sergio Casali).
4 Aeneas’ Sacral Authority (Vassiliki Panoussi)
5 Vergil’s Roman (J.D. Reed).
6 Vergil, Ovid, and the Poetry of Exile (Michael C.J. Putnam).
7 The Unfinished Aeneid? (James J. O’Hara).
8 The Life of Vergil before Donatus (Fabio Stok).
PART II Medieval and Renaissance Receptions.
9 Vergil and St. Augustine (Garry Wills).
10 Felix Casus: The Dares and Dictys Legends of Aeneas (Sarah Spence).
11 Vergil in Dante (Rachel Jacoff).
12 Marvelous Vergil in the Ferrarese Renaissance (Dennis Looney).
13 Spenser’s Vergil: The Faerie Queene and the Aeneid (Philip Hardie).
14 The Aeneid in the Age of Milton (Henry Power).
15 Practicing What They Preach? Vergil and the Jesuits (Yasmin Haskell).
16 The Aeneid from the Aztecs to the Dark Virgin: Vergil, Native Tradition, and Latin Poetry in Colonial Mexico from Sahagún’s Memoriales (1563) to Villerías’ Guadalupe (1724) (Andrew Laird).
17 Vergil and Printed Books, 1500–1800 (Craig Kallendorf).
PART III The Aeneid in Music and the Visual Arts.
18 Vergil and the Pamphili Family in Piazza Navona, Rome (Ingrid Rowland).
19 Visual and Verbal Translation of Myth: Neptune in Vergil, Rubens, and Dryden (Reuben A. Brower).
20 The Æneas of Vergil: A Dramatic Performance Presented in the Original Latin by John Ogilby (Kristi Eastin).
21 Empire and Exile: Vergil in Romantic Art (David Blayney Brown).
22 Laocoons (Glenn W. Most).
23 Vergil in Music (William Fitzgerald).
PART IV The American Aeneid.
24 Vergil and the Early American Republic (Carl J. Richard).
25 Why Did American Women Read the Aeneid? (Caroline Winterer).
26 Vergil in the Black American Experience (Michele Valerie Ronnick).
27 Vergil and Founding Violence (Michèle Lowrie).
28 Figuring the Founder: Vergil and the Challenge of Autocracy (Joy Connolly).
PART V Modern Reactions to the Aeneid.
29 Classic Vergil (Kenneth Haynes).
30 Vergil’s Detractors (Joseph Farrell).
31 Mind the Gap: On Foreignizing Translations of the Aeneid (Susanna Morton Braund).
32 Vergil’s Aeneid and Contemporary Poetry (Karl Kirchwey).
Michael C. J. Putnam is MacMillan Professor of Classics and Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Brown University. His works include Maffeo Vegio: Short Epics (2004), Poetic Interplay: Catullus and Horace (2006), and The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years (with Jan Ziolkowski, 2008)
"Cooperation among the various authors is a significant feature of the book...In sum, this volume includes something for any lover of Virgil." (CHOICE, January 2011)"This is a useful reference for scholars in a number of disciplines." (Book News Inc, November 2010)