The Virgil Encyclopedia

The Virgil Encyclopedia

Hardback (29 Nov 2013) | English

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This is the first comprehensive English langage reference volume on Virgil, a poet whose works and thoughts have been at the center of Western literary, cultural, artistic, and pedagogical traditions for more than two millennia.

  • Complements existing Virgil works by providing readers of all levels an approachable point of entry intry into further Virgil studies
  • Offers in-depth treatment of all aspects of Virgil's poetry, including the Greek and Roman literary traditions that inform his three great collections, the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, and the reception of Virgil's oeuvre in literature, art, and music down through the ages
  • Brings together over 350 contributors who are leading scholars in various periods of literary and cultural studies
  • Comprises over 2,200 entries organized in A-Z format
Winner of the 2017 Alexander G. McKay Book Prize for the best book in Vergilian studies bestowed by The Vergilian Society. 

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Book information

ISBN: 9781405154987
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: Wiley Blackwell
Pub date:
DEWEY: 871.0103
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 3 volumes (lxxviii, 1525 , 48 unnumbered of plate
Weight: 3438g
Height: 212mm
Width: 274mm
Spine width: 138mm