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The Resource Death and the optimistic prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid, James J. O'Hara

Death and the optimistic prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid, James J. O'Hara

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Death and the optimistic prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid
Title
Death and the optimistic prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid
Statement of responsibility
James J. O'Hara
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here James O'Hara shows how the deceptive nature of prophecy in the Aeneid complicates assessment of the poem's attitude toward its hero's achievement and toward the future of Rome under Augustus Caesar. This close study of the language and rhetorical context of the prophecies reveals that they regularly suppress discouraging material: the gods send promising messages to Aeneas and others to spur them on in their struggles, but these struggles often lead to untimely deaths or other disasters only darkly hinted at by the prophecies. O'Hara finds in these prophecies a persistent subtext that bo
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Hara, James J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virgil
  • Aeneas
  • Aeneas
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Prophecies in literature
  • Optimism in literature
  • Death in literature
  • Rome
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Death in literature
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Literature
  • Optimism in literature
  • Prophecies in literature
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Death and the optimistic prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid, James J. O'Hara
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-198) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889255048
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400860876
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt735rcq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889255048
Label
Death and the optimistic prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid, James J. O'Hara
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-198) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889255048
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400860876
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt735rcq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889255048

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