Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 April 2016

192 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198758877

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The Epic Distilled

Studies in the Composition of the Aeneid

Nicholas Horsfall

  • A rich exploration of the sources used by Virgil in his epic poem, the Aeneid, by a leading Virgilian scholar
  • Provides a fresh approach to understanding this key piece of classical literature
  • Focuses on a selection of especially complex passages to reveal the importance of intricate detail within Virgil's style
  • Incorporates elements derived from history, geography, mythology, and ethnography