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Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrative

Alessandro Barchiesi


The study of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of the longest traditions in Western culture, starting from the very moment the Aeneid was circulated. This is the first English translation of one of the most important and influential modern studies in this tradition. As a revised and expanded edition it advances innovative approaches even as it recuperates significant earlier interpretations, from Servius to G. N. Knauer. Approaching Homeric allusions in the Aeneid as “narrative effects” rather than glimpses of the creative mind of the author at work, the book demonstrates how these allusion ... More

Keywords: Homeric imitations, Vergil, Western culture, Aeneid, narrative meaning, Homeric tradition, Latin literature, intertextuality, imitation, literary theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691161815
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161815.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alessandro Barchiesi, author
Stanford University