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Willard Spiegelman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368130

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.001.0001

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Unforced Marches

Unforced Marches

A Virgilian Memoir (2007)

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Willard Spiegelman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0001

This chapter examines Virgil's epic poem Aeneid. It focuses on the chapters concerning the last night of Troy, Dido, and Aeneas and the Underworld. It analyzes various translations of the Aeneid and suggests that this work contains important Roman virtues born out of the Roman sense of duty and work. It also argues that unlike his contemporaries, Virgil worked teleologically.

Keywords:   poetry criticism, Virgil, Aeneid, Roman virtues, duty and work, Underworld, Troy, Dido and Aeneas

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