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dc.contributor.authorGildenhard, Ingo
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, John
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2019-03-06 14:52:55
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:50:02Z
dc.identifier1004282
dc.identifierOCN: 1100526338
dc.identifier2054-2437/2054-2437
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25807
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/39250
dc.description.abstract"A dead boy (Pallas) and the death of a girl (Camilla) loom over the opening and the closing part of the eleventh book of the Aeneid. Following the savage slaughter in Aeneid 10, the book opens in a mournful mood as the warring parties revisit yesterday’s killing fields to attend to their dead. One casualty in particular commands attention: Aeneas’ protégé Pallas, killed and despoiled by Turnus in the previous book. His death plunges his father Evander and his surrogate father Aeneas into heart-rending despair – and helps set up the foundational act of sacrificial brutality that caps the poem, when Aeneas seeks to avenge Pallas by slaying Turnus in wrathful fury. Turnus’ departure from the living is prefigured by that of his ally Camilla, a maiden schooled in the martial arts, who sets the mold for warrior princesses such as Xena and Wonder Woman. In the final third of Aeneid 11, she wreaks havoc not just on the battlefield but on gender stereotypes and the conventions of the epic genre, before she too succumbs to a premature death. In the portions of the book selected for discussion here, Virgil offers some of his most emotive (and disturbing) meditations on the tragic nature of human existence – but also knows how to lighten the mood with a bit of drag. This course book offers the original Latin text, vocabulary aids, study questions, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard’s volume will be of particular interest to students of Latin studying for A-Level or on undergraduate courses. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil’s poetry and the most recent scholarly thought. King's College, Cambridge, has generously contributed to this publication."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesClassics Textbooks
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies
dc.subject.otherVirgil
dc.subject.otherAeneid
dc.subject.otherPallas
dc.subject.otherCamilla
dc.subject.otheroriginal Latin text
dc.subject.othervocabulary aids
dc.subject.otherstudy questions
dc.subject.othercommentary
dc.subject.otherA-Level
dc.subject.otherAS-Level
dc.titleVirgil, Aeneid 11, Pallas and Camilla, 1–224, 498–521, 532–596, 648–689, 725–835
dc.title.alternativeLatin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0158
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOpen Book Publishers
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.openbookpublishers.com
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages596


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