Vergil in the Middle Ages

9780217905169: Vergil in the Middle Ages

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and princely families to connect themselves with Rome by legends of their origin, in which they traced back their families, like Augustus and other Romans, to the heroes of Troy and the great names of Roman history17--a tendency on which the greatness of the influence exercised by so popular a work as the Aeneid will be readily understood.18 14 " Urbs aquensis, urbs regalis, Sedes regui principally Prirna regum curia." Cp. Bvcz, The Uoly Roman Empire (ed. 1892), pp. 72, 31?. 15 " Anditoribus usns erat laoialiter fan neque ausus est quisquam coram magistro lingua barbara loqui." Bbono, Vit. S. Adalberti, 5 (ap. Pebtz, Seriptt. rer. Germ., iv. p. 577). It is very common for medieval writers to speak of themselves or their language as barbarous. One need only look at the long notices under the word barbarug in the indices to the various volumes of the Seriptt. rer Germ. Vide also my note on p. 122. " The vast and complicated history of medieval Borne is an inspiring theme alike for the Christian and the freethinker. Gibbon, Papbncobdt, Gbeoorovics and Reumont have studied it from diverse points of view, the two last especially so. Gregorovius, in his work of unfailing delicacy ami acumen, has shown himself, as he was. at once scholar and poet, and has produced a book which even those unacquainted with the subject may read with pleasure. But by none has the fascination exercised by Home over the medieval mind been at once so fully and so vividly described as by Arturo Geaf in his Roma nella memoria e nelle immagiiiazioni del media ceo, Turin (Loescher), 1882-3. 17 Cp. Gbaesse, Die grosien Sagenkreise des Mittelalters, p. 66; Berqsiann, La fascination de Gulfi, p. 27 seq., and Reiffbnbero, Chron. rimfe de Philippei Mouskct, i. p....

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From its first complete Italian printing in 1872 up to the present day, Domenico Comparetti's Vergil in the Middle Ages has been acknowledged as a masterpiece, regarded by some critics as "a true and proper history of European consciousness from antiquity to Dante". Treating Vergil's poetry as a foundation of Latin European identity, Comparetti seeks to give a complete history of the medieval conception of the preeminent poet. Scholars of the time had transformed Vergil into a sage and a seer, a type of universal philosopher - even a Christian poet and a guide of a Christian poet. In the mid-twelfth century, there surfaced legends that converted Vergil into a magician, endowing him with supernatural powers. Comparetti explores the ongoing interest in Vergil's poetry as it appeared in popular folklore and legends as well as in medieval classical scholarship. This great synthesizing work, which has been unavailable for over twenty years, is now back in print, based on E.F.M. Benecke's 1895 translation of the Italian second edition. Comparetti begins with the period in which Vergil lived and goes on to evaluate how the later images, particularly the legends, of Vergil coincide with the more scholarly accounts of his life. The result is a grand sweep of literary history from the first century B.C.E. through the end of the Middle Ages, with implications for the nineteenth century. In his introduction, Jan Ziolkowski places the creation of the book in historical context, considering how such events as the Risorgimento shaped the author's notion of Latin identity.

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Domenico Comparetti (1835-1927) was a professor of French literature at the University of Florence. He ranks with Auerbach and Curtius as one of the great synthesizing scholars of classical literature and its survival in popular and learned traditions. Jan M. Ziolkowski is Professor of Medieval Latin and of Comparative Literature at Harvard University.

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Domenico Comparetti
Editorial: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2009)
ISBN 10: 0217905161 ISBN 13: 9780217905169
Usado Taschenbuch Cantidad: 1
(Bergisch Gladbach, Alemania)

Descripción Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. Taschenbuch. Estado de conservación: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Wie neu - 260 pp. Deutsch. Nº de ref. de la librería INF1000928939

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