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By Maria V Mavroudi

ISBN-10: 9004120793

ISBN-13: 9789004120792

This quantity discusses the so-called Oneirocriticon of Achmet, an important Byzantine paintings on dream interpretation which used to be written in Greek within the tenth century and has vastly inspired next dreambooks in Byzantine Greek, Medieval Latin, and sleek eu languages. by way of evaluating the Oneirocriticon with the 2nd-century A.D. dreambook of Artemidoros (translated into Arabic within the ninth century) and 5 medieval Arabic dreambooks, this learn demonstrates that the Oneirocriticon is a Christian Greek adaption of Islamic Arabic fabric and that the similarities among it and Artemidoros are as a result effect of Artemidoros at the Arabic assets of the Byzantine paintings. The Oneirocriticon's textual culture, its language, the identities of its writer and shopper, and its place between different Byzantine translations from Arabic into Greek also are investigated.

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Empire and Nation 6. Imperium sine Fine: The Aeneid and Christianity 7. The Aeneid and New Worlds 8. Parody and Burlesque 9. Art and Landscape Notes Bibliography Plates ILLUSTRATIONS FIGURES 1. The Parade of Heroes. Engraving by François Chauveau, from Michel de Marolles, Les Oeuvres de Virgile traduites en prose (Paris, 1649). 22). 2. Fama in Aeneid 4, woodcut in Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera, ed. Sebastian Brant (Strassburg, 1502). By permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 3. Meeting of Dante and Virgil.

J. Church, Stories from Virgil (London, 1880). 74). 12. Title page to Alexander Ross, Virgilii Evangelisantis Christiados Libri XIII (London, 1638). Reproduced by kind permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library (Syn. 123). 13. Achaemenides and Polyphemus. Engraving by Giuseppe Zocchi, in L’Eneide di Virgilio del commendatore Annibale Caro (Paris, 1760). 59). 14. The Harpies attack the Trojans. Engraving by François Chauveau, from Michel de Marolles, Les Oeuvres de Virgile traduites en prose (Paris, 1649).

Gillespie, The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius. ‘The Last Trojan Hero will become the primary resource for anyone interested in the reception of Virgil and his poetry, and it will serve as an excellent introduction to the topic for under-graduates and the general educated reader. But it is also a book I would recommend to anyone approaching Virgil for the first time. Hardie skilfully combines a sense of Virgil’s place in ancient literary culture, a masterful overview of debates about the Aeneid in classical scholarship, and a panorama of poetic, artistic and political responses to the epic.

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