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A Companion to the Study of Virgil
Nicholas Horsfall
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This book is not yet another introduction to Virgil's poetry. The editor and three contributors offer a guide to the key problems and to the most intelligent discussions.
They do not hesitate to point out what we do not know, and where more work needs to be done. Apart from ample discussion of the poems and the main issues they raise, the book offers chapters on the life of Virgil, his style, and his influence on late Latin epic.

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Nicholas Horsfall lives in Rome and has published numerous books and articles on Latin literature, mythology and the Roman world, including: La villa sabina di Orazio (Venosa 1993); Virgilio: L'epopea in alambicco (Napoli 1991); Cornelis Nepos: A selection, including the lives of Cato and Atticus; translated with introductions and commentary (Oxford 1989); Vir bonus discendi peritus; studies in celebration of Otto Skutsch's eightieth birthday (London 1988); Roman myth and mythography with J.N. Bremmer (London 1987)

From reviews of the hardcover edition

'This is a book for teachers to recommend to their students. More senior scholars too must have this book on their shelves. They will appreciate the clear and balanced surveys - and the huge quantity of useful information.'
Oliver Lyne, Classical Review, 1999.

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