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On the Archaisms Noted by Servius in the Commentary to Vergil


Steele lists and discusses archaisms in Vergil's Aeneid that were used to reinforce the historical flavor of the epic.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-603-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 349
Publication Date: Sep 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 30
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-603-9
$36.00

Vergil's Aeneid was a poem depicting an ancient Rome and its customs, and for this reason Vergil used a number of archaic words and expressions noted in Servius' ancient commentary on the poem. Steele's paper lists these archaism and gives an account for the more unusual, providing an interesting companion to reading the Aeneid as both epic and, in a sense, a historical novel depicting a period in Rome's history that was felt not as legend, but as ancient reality. This is a useful reference document for Classicists and is of larger interest to anyone whose work touches upon the Aeneid and its literary descendents.

Vergil's Aeneid was a poem depicting an ancient Rome and its customs, and for this reason Vergil used a number of archaic words and expressions noted in Servius' ancient commentary on the poem. Steele's paper lists these archaism and gives an account for the more unusual, providing an interesting companion to reading the Aeneid as both epic and, in a sense, a historical novel depicting a period in Rome's history that was felt not as legend, but as ancient reality. This is a useful reference document for Classicists and is of larger interest to anyone whose work touches upon the Aeneid and its literary descendents.

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