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Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1–299

Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretive essays

Love and tragedy dominate book four of Virgil's most powerful work, building on the violent emotions invoked b the storms, battles, warring gods, and monster-plagued wanderings of the epic's opening.

Destined to be the founder of Roman culture, Aeneas, nudged by the gods, decides to leave his beloved Dido, Queen of Carthage, causing her suicide in pursuit of his historical destiny. A dark plot, in which erotic passion culminates in sex, and sex leads to tragedy and death in the human ...

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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : Classics Textbooks
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2012
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 29 November 2016
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781909254152
  • Electronic ISBN : 9782821876361
  • Number of pages : x-309 p.


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Literature, Roman history