Virgil's Experience ' Nature and History; Times, Names, and Places '
ISBN: 0198140339
EAN13: 9780198140337
Language: English
Pages: 728
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Virgil's Experience ' Nature and History; Times, Names, and Places '

Book Overview
This book studies Virgil's ideas of nature, history, sense of nation, and sense of identity, combined with the study of attitudes towards nature throughout antiquity. Blending literature with history, and in the case of Lucretius, philosophy, it offers a vision and an interpretation of the culture of the 1st century B.C. as a whole. It argues that Lucretius and Virgil affected a revolution in Western sensibility; claiming that a book about poetry should be a book about life, it combines scholarship and precision with a sense of the importance of literature and its capacity to enhance our understanding of our past and of ourselves.