Book 4, part of the the focus vergil aeneid commentaries series, includes an introduction, latinlanguage text, commentary, and other student materials. The collaborative academic effort of christopher m. Offers an appendix of major greek and latin intertexts containing a broad selection of relevant passages. Editions of individual books of the aeneid with expanded comments and vocabulary are also. Virgil, aeneid 8 text, translation, and commentary brill. Making the text accessible to the modern reader, this book provides a full introduction examining the literary aspects of aeneid 10, notes on the text and translation, a discussion of the major interpretational problems of the aeneid raised in book 10, and a facing english translation of the text for those with little or no knowledge of latin. Virgil, aeneid book 4 theoi classical texts library. Anna tells dido that she should embrace such love, exciting her imagination. This digital version is available to download free of charge.
Virgil doesnt mention if the couple physically consummates the marriage, but he hints that they do, writing that dido calls it a marriage, using the word to cloak her sense of guilt. We already have commentaries on aeneid 1 bmcr 2011. Meanwhile, rumor, the swiftest of all the evils in the world, spreads gossip about dido and aeneas s shameful union around the entire region, and about how theyve forgotten their leadership roles, shirked. Lattimore and correspond to the original greek text. The commentary itself is a gem, and students and teachers of aeneid 4 alike will be very grateful to james ohara for the excellent job he has done to balance comments that help with translation and comprehension alongside those that allow students to engage with current scholarly debates about the interpretation of the aeneid, as well as with virgils literary, philosophical and cultural. It is designed for the intermediate latinlanguage student in upper division courses teaching the aeneid in departments of classics or latin language. This resource will be aimed at assisting high school students in their understanding, not just of virgils aeneid, but also the grammatical, literary and cultural intricacies of genuine latin literature. An epic with a commentary on contemporary affairs in this chapter i consider vergils commentary on social and political issues in the aeneid.
A unique tool for scholars and teachers, this translation and commentary, on facing pages with the original latin, allows easy access to servius seminal work on one of the most widelyread books of the aeneid. Vergil, aeneid iv 173197 dickinson college commentaries. Clicking on a word in the latin text will move the commentary to the relevant position and conversely, clicking on a comment will autoscroll the latin text. Aeneid 4 the focus vergil aeneid commentaries latin and english edition. I have my oct of the aeneid and im looking for a standalone commentary to add to the reading, something that will expand the text rather than help me translate. Book iv begins just after aeneas has finished the tale of his travels. Yet the sight of the trojan refugees about to reach their final.
Servius commentary on book four of virgils aeneid first edition. The cavalrymen shout at the trojans, who flee into the woods. In no time, a troop of latin cavalry rides past and euryaluss flashing helmet grabs their attention. Throughout the night dido cannot rest, for the story and the image of aeneas. Commentary begins with context for book iv, such as the encounters between dido and aeneas in books 1 and 6. Homeric correspondences after knauer modern punctuation. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position. For relevant commentary on the punctuation of the long period that opens.
Virgils aeneid, book 4 and servius commentary in latin and english with english introd. Aeneid 4 the focus vergil aeneid commentaries latin and. Gildenhards choice of lines in book iv are comprehensive. John conington, commentary on vergils aeneid, volume 1, p. Virgils aeneid is one of the most studied texts at the high school level. Virgils chief contribution to the development of the latin hexameter lay in. Book 5, part of the the focus vergil aeneid commentaries series, includes an introduction, latin language text, commentary, and other student materials. Aeneis aenes is a latin epic poem, written by virgil between 29 and 19 bc, that tells the legendary story of aeneas, a trojan who travelled to italy, where he became the ancestor of the romans. This duallanguage latin and english edition offers an english translation of the text of virgils aeneid, book 4 the story of dido and aeneas, probably the most. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, ingo gildenhards incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of latin at both a2 and undergraduate level.
This commentary on aeneid 4 is an exemplary addition to the series of commentaries on the aeneid for students at the intermediate level or higher being produced by focus publishing. Key words aeneid, ap latin, graduate survey, latin poetry, pedagogy, vergil, latin commentary, intermediate latin. Text and commentary on the aeneid books iiivi by john conington. Oft to her mind rushes back the heros valour, oft his glorious stock. Servius commentary on book four of virgils aeneid christopher m. This duallanguage latin and english edition offers an english translation of the text of virgils aeneid, book 4 the story of dido and aeneas, probably the most widely read book, with a translation of servius celebrated commentary below. She hesitates, though, because after the death of her husband, sychaeus, she swore that she would never marry again. Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretative essays ingo gildenhard november 2012 320 maps. It is designed for the intermediate latin language student in upper division courses teaching the aeneid in departments of classics or latin language. On facing pages are the original, unadapted latin texts of vergil and servius, allowing easy access to. This duallanguage latin and english edition offers an english translation of the text of virgils aeneid, book 4 the story of dido and aeneas, probably the most widely read book, with a. These editions navigate the complexities of vergils text and elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain appreciation of the aeneid. Aeneid 16 the focus vergil aeneid commentaries latin. The english virtue, while deriving from latin uirtus, inevitably carries.
Vergil, aeneid i 111 dickinson college commentaries. Servius commentary is important not only as a rich source of information on virgils masterpiece but also for its countless gems about roman life and literature. The supporting study questions and bibliography offer the studentreader ways to set a context for. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in the aeneid, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretive essays. Syson 52 reading the aeneid with intermediate latin. The commentary itself is a gem, and students and teachers of aeneid 4 alike will be very grateful to james ohara for the excellent job he has done to balance comments that help with translation and comprehension alongside those that allow students to engage with current scholarly debates about the interpretation of the aeneid, as well as with virgils literary, philosophical and. In book 6 of vergils aeneid, when aeneas sees dido in the underworld, she remains silent, turns away from him, and returns to the spirit of her first husband, sychaeus, who was murdered in sidon. Aeneid 1stcentury bc books julioclaudian dynasty poems.
Eventually there will be a full commentary on the entire book i as well as a facing translation. If she had a bit of a crush on him before, now that aeneas has finished his story, dido totally has the hots for him. Vergili maronis aeneidos liber qvartvs at regina gravi iamdudum saucia cura vulnus alit venis et caeco carpitur igni. In the larger scheme of things, this detour via africa appears to be an accident. Prior and mark stansbury, servius commentary on book four of virgils aeneid is an impressively annotated translation that. This commentary on aeneid 4 is an exemplary addition to the series of. It is certainly a mainstay among my students and so it seems natural to include it on this website.
The following is a breakdown of book i as well as a sample of the type of commentary which in my experience is most useful to the student. For the most part, aeneid 14, a third part of the epic overall, is set in carthage. She looks to her sister, anna, for guidance, torn between the promise she made never to love another man after her husbands death on the one hand, and on the other hand the passion that she feels for aeneas. Aeneis complete the aeneid of virgil edited with introduction and notes by r. Vergil, aeneid books 16 is the first of a twovolume commentary on vergils epic designed specifically for todays latin students.
On the other hand, as her sister anna counsels her, by marrying aeneas she would increase the might of carthage. It is designed for the intermediate latinlanguage student in upper division courses teaching the aeneid in. Book 4, part of the the focus vergil aeneid commentaries series, includes an introduction, latin language text, commentary, and other student materials. Book 5, part of the the focus vergil aeneid commentaries series, includes an introduction, latinlanguage text, commentary, and other student materials. She eventually works up the nerve to speak to her sister anna, describing her alarm at her passion for aeneas, and how. Rumor flies through libyarumor, a winged monster of huge growth and speed, covered with eyes, tongues, and earsand tells the tale of didos passion everywhere, but above all to iarbas, didos rejected suitor page. The aeneid book iv summary and analysis gradesaver. But the queen, wounded long since by intense love, feeds the hurt with her lifeblood, weakened by hidden fire. Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretative essays. The flame of love for aeneas that cupid has lit in didos heart only grows while she listens to his sorrowful tale. Im a proficient latin reader, although i have difficulty with vocabulary something i can struggle with on my own. This volume provides the first fullscale commentary on the eighth book of virgils aeneid, the book in which the poet presents the unforgettable tour of the site of the future rome that the arcadian evander provides for his trojan guest aeneas, as well as the glorious apparition and bestowal of the mystical, magical shield of vulcan on which the great events of the future roman history are. Stylistically, book vi offers some of the most graphic descriptions in all of the aeneid.
Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretative essays steve jenkin 28112012 3 comments im delighted to bring news of this latest commentary by ingo gildenhard, aimed at students and teachers of a level latin. Syson 52 reading the aeneid with intermediate latin students. For the years 202015, lines 1299 of aeneid 4 form part of the ocr latin. Notes on the text are thorough, if lengthy at times, and include commentary on many types of issues. My supposition is that the poets commentary will not only be found in direct or indirect references, but also by vergil using models, literary andor functional. Aeneid vergil view linked to the following textual resources grammarsyntax reading assistance. Dido s love for aeneas, described as a wound and a flame, grows as she listens to aeneass sad story. As often happens in latin, there are here two clauses compressed into one gk. Please consider donating to obp and purchasing our books to support our work. The verb expresses most commonly the whizzing sound of a missile 5. M 129, 30 p 123, 2430 r 118, 1930 g 118, 1930 throughout the night dido cannot rest, for the story and the image of aeneas recur to her mind.
This description of fama acts as an interlude, covering the passage of time and enabling. This course book offers a portion of the original latin text, study questions, a commentary, and interpretative essays. Use the check boxes in the bottom bar to select the categories of notes to displayhide. The set text and the aeneid for the most part, aeneid 14, a third part of the epic overall, is set in carthage.707 898 1620 1001 1378 615 424 995 1485 387 1685 1367 969 797 608 610 1222 1099 1447 709 506 643 400 1607 404 173 766 1322 964 438 384 1088 716 1015 1159 1009 1330 94 1100 156