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- DescriptionIn composing his masterpiece, the Aeneid, Vergil used colors as ne of his predecessors had done. In place of the largely formulaic and functional employment of color, Vergil wove a complex network of chromatic allusions, linking episode to episode, developing a set of color themes or chords which strongly influence the reader's response to key passages in the epic. This study further argues that Vergil anticipated a favorite device of modern film makers by shooting certain sections of the poem in color and others in black and white. Long appreciated for its intellectual and ethical dimensions, the Aeneid must also be seen as a masterful appeal to the senses.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Robert J. Edgeworth is Professor of Latin and Greek at Louisiana State University, where he serves as Head of Classical Languages and Acting Director of Comparative Literature. A native of Chicago, he received his Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan and later taught at the Australian National University. He is the author of over thirty articles in professional journals. This is his first book.
- Author(s)Robert Joseph Edgeworth
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/12/1992
- SubjectLanguage Learning (other than ELT)
- Series TitleAmerican University Studies Series 17: Classical Languages and Literature
- Series Part/Volume Number12
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1992
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight630 g
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