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The Other Virgil: Pessimistic Readings of the Aeneid in Early Modern Culture

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The Other Virgil tells the story of how a classic like the Aeneid can say different things to different people. As a school text it was generally taught to support the values and ideals of a succession of postclassical societies, but between 1500 and 1800 a number of unusually sensitive readers responded to cues in the text that call into question what the poem appears to ...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published October 18th 2007 by OUP Oxford
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Roman Clodia
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have a lot of respect for Kallendorf's scholarship, especially on books and reading practice in the early modern period. Virgil is a bit of a speciality of his and this is an engaging assessment of how some Renaissance readers responded to the Aeneid. Rather than following the more usual trajectory which sees Aeneas as the perfect moral hero, Kallendorf uncovers the way in which at least some readers were as unsettled and disturbed as more modern interpreters are by the "further voices" which ...more
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