Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Virgil
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A. Historical dimension

(Publius Vergilius Maro)

A. Historical dimension

The Roman poet P. Vergilius Maro (70–19 BC) quickly became a canonical author, as official poet of the Augustan period, as a model author and for the grammar and poetics of the so-called Golden Age of Latin, on the basis of his major works – the pastoral poems (Bucolica or Eclogues), the didactic poem  the Georgics and the heroic epic the Aeneid. V.'s works were present without interruption from the point of their introduction into the…

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Hölter, Achim, “Virgil”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_COM_004772>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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