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Virgil RecomposedThe Mythological and Secular Centos in Antiquity$
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Scott McGill

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195175646

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175646.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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Virgil Recomposed
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Scott McGill (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175646.003.0006

This book has sought to cast light upon the ancient Virgilian centos, texts that have met with limited critical attention, particularly in the Anglophone world. While always remaining cognizant of the centos' strangeness, which indeed is a sine qua non of interpreting them, the study has taken them seriously as legitimate objects of critical inquiry. Primary among the historical and literary topics examined in the book is allusion. The aim has been to explore how one can read the allusiveness of the individual centos, and in the process to investigate broader issues in the field of allusion studies.

Keywords:   classicism, centos, literary games, Virgil's reception, reception theory, allusion

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