The Primacy of Vision in Virgil's Aeneid

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University of Texas Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 253 pages
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A fresh look at one of the masterpieces of Latin literature and how it contributes to a new visual culture and a new mythology of imperial Rome.

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Contents

Prophaenomena ad Vergilium
1
Ruse and Revelation Visions of the Divine and the Telos of Narrative
24
Vision Past and Future
60
Hic amor Love Vision and Destiny
97
Vidi Vici Visions Victory and the Telos of Narrative
128
Conclusion Ante ora parentum
176

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RIGGS ALDEN SMITH is Associate Professor of Classics and Associate Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University.

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