Acknowledgements; Prologue; Introduction: the critical landscape; 1. Virgil and Augustus; 2. Virgil and the poets: Horace, Ovid and Lucan; 3. Other voices in Servius: schooldust of the ages; 4. Dryden's Virgil and the politics of translation; 5. Dido and her translators; 6. Philology and textual cleansing; 7. Virgil in a cold climate: fascist reception; 8. Beyond the borders of Eboli: anti-fascist reception; 9. Critical end games; Bibliography; Index.
This book examines the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the last two millennia.
" As a whole, Virgil and A ugustan Reception is persuasive, forceful, and impressive. It displays the intelligence and fritical daring to which readers of T.have grown accustomed and takes a broad view that will be salutary for Classicists and will attract scholars in other fields (most of the latin in the is translated). The book ought to be read by all interested in Virgil and his reception and will make a significant contribution to Virgil studies." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "...a very valuable contribution to scholarship on Virgil." Classical Outlook