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The Virgil Encyclopedia,9781405154987
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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 12/16/2013.
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Featuring over 2,200 entries, The Virgil Encyclopedia represents the first comprehensive reference volume to be published in English 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.

  • Fills a gap in scholarship by representing the first comprehensive and up-to-date Virgil Encyclopedia published in English
  • Offers readers a new accessibility not previously available on Virgil scholarship
  • Complements existing Virgil reference works by providing readers of all levels an approachable point of entry into further Virgil studies
  • Brings together over 350 contributors who are top scholars in various periods of literary and cultural studies

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Author Biography

Richard F. Thomas is George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. His books include Lands and Peoples in Roman Poetry: The Ethnographical Tradition (1982), a two-volume commentary on Virgil’s Georgics (1988), Reading Virgil and his Texts (1999), Virgil and the Augustan Reception (2001), and a commentary on Horace, Odes 4 and Carmen Saeculare (2011).

Jan M. Ziolkowski is Director of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC, and Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University. His books include Nota Bene: Reading Classics and Writing Songs in the Early Middle Ages (2007); Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales: The Medieval Latin Past of Wonderful Lies (2007); The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years, co-edited with Michael C. J. Putnam (2008); and Solomon and Marcolf (2008).

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