for Class 55, SP 2013:
á Some links on rhetorical figures:
Bibliography (not just Vergil): see also other sites:
á Diotima Vergil Bibliography (esp. Dido, Creusa, Lavinia)
á Ongoing project of Dr. Shirley Werner (note new url in 2001!)
á Bibliographies (thatÕs that website) from Niklas Holzberg of Munich on, inter alia
á SOME AENEID BIBLIOGRAPHY (onsite; about 4 pages long; basic, slightly random)
á GEO SOME GEORGICS BIBLIOGRAPHY (by OÕHara, onsite; about 10 pages long; slightly random)
á BRIEF ECLOGUES BIBLIOGRAPHY (onsite; about 2 pages long; slightly random)
Texts and translations online (of Vergil and related texts):
á Perseus Project Text of Vergil in English & Latin w/ Notes
á GEO Latin Text of Vergil: Aeneid and Georgics and
Eclogues at the Latin linrary
á Theoi.com translation of
the Eclogues (1916 Loeb)
á GEO Theoi.com translation of
the Georgics (1916 Loeb)
á Theoi.com translation of Aeneid Books 1-6 (1916 Loeb)
á GEO The Georgics in English online at MIT's Internet Classics Archive
á The Eclogues in English online at MIT's Internet Classics Archive
á Theocritus Idyll 11 (Cyclops) in English at Diotima.com
á Aeneid Book 2 in Englishwith notes from Andrew Wilson incomplete, from 1419
á Aeneid Book 6 in English and Latin with vocab and notes from Andrew Wilson
á Maphaeus Vegius, "Libri XII Aeneidos Supplementum" -- virgil.org from 1428, with a link to an English translation
á Maffeo Vegio, "Supplement to the Twelfth Book of the Aeneid," as translated by Thomas Twyne, 1584 -- virgil.org
á Pier Candido Decembrio, "The Thirteenth Book of the Aeneid" incomplete, from 1419
á Aelius Donatus, "Life of Virgil" tr. into English by David Wilson-Okamura
á THE ARGONAUTICA of Apollonius Rhodius in English
á Columella, De Re Rustica in Latin
á Links to
images of the text of Juan Luis de la Cerda's commentary on the Eclogues, Georgics, and
available on the home page of Joe Farrell
á GEO Vergil's Garden Excellent illustrated guide to the plants in Vergil's Georgics by Holt Parker of Cincinnati
á GEO The Virgilian Intertext, Joseph Farrell (from Martindale, Camb Comp.)
á GEO THE PLANTERS OF THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN: Botany, Trees, and the Georgics, Douglas D. Chambers (book blurb)
á GEO CATO ON FARMING De agri cultura A Critical English Translation by Andrew Dalby
á GEO Maura Lafferty undergrad course on the Georgics
á GEO (From Prof. Lafferty: ) For the zodiac and other heavenly matters: Jim Kaler, Measuring the Sky: A Quick Guide to the Celestial Sphere.
á GEO Richard Thomas and poet David Ferry discuss FerryÕs translation of the Georgics in 2007 on WGBH (half-hour)
á GEO James RhoadesÕ 1891
á GEO President Bush regales dinner guest with his thoughts on the Eclogues and Georgics
á Map of Italy showing Rome, Mantua
á GEO Three-figure relief with Orpheus, Eurydice, and Hermes (on Perseus, from Louvre)
á Pic of the papyrus containing the Prologue to Callimachus' Aetia (click on pic to enlarge)
á Callimachus, "Prologue" to the "Aetia" Tr. Stanley Lombardo and Diane Raynor
á GEO Images of MaillolÕs woodcuts of the Georgics: Here and here
are some images of the woodcuts in the actual book, here
is a cow, here are
some beehives, and here
are three wood nymphs, in two printings.
á GEO pic and brief bio of Joseph Addison d.1719, English essayist and translator of Virgil's Georgics
á GEO Medieval Manuscripts as Primary Sources, Professor Christopher Baswell (scroll down for MODULE C: Marginalia and Rewriting Virgil's Georgics, with images of manuscripts)
á GEO Images of 1544 edition of Vergil printed in Venice, on sale for $7500!
á GEO Pic and info, linden tree (used for yoke in Geo. 1, which is quoted)
á GEO 1952 edition of Dryden's Georgics translation, with a pic
á Cyclopes at
forge pic http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/giordano/forge.jpg
á Vulcan pic
á HistoryWiz: The Aeneid Image Gallery
á bolchazy.com: Gallery: Vergil's Aeneid 1,2,4,6,10, and 12
á The Aeneid (bronze relief) by Harry Bates, A.R.A (1885)
á Virgil reading the 'Aeneid' to Augustus and Octavia
á Investigating Bellini's Feast of the Gods
á Supposed ÒTomb of VirgilÓ
á Map of ancient Rome
á VROMA images of Caesar, Caesar, Caesar, Caesar, Caesar on a coin, the Rubicon, Cleopatra?, Pompey. Info about these images here and here is VROMA's policy for image use. VROMA's Augustus of Prima Porta, several views of a bust of Augustus (scroll down to 43ff), McManus' images (see here for info) including Agrippa, Antony and Octavia on a coin, Octavian on a coin, Augustus with toga and scroll, cameo of Augustus and then another pic of it; another cameo; Augustus with the "civic crown; Augustus as pontifex, Augustus sacrificing, busts of Augustus and family members; Antony and Cleopatra on a coin (more pics still here including Livia, Caesar, Vergil etc.; see also here).
Some pages with help on meter:
Some simple help on the hexameter: basic rules (this is an Aeneid handout) and practical rules for scansion from me, and the ÒSilver MuseÓ introduction to Òepic versificationÓ (i.e. meter). For a good page on the hexameter, with lots of metrical terms defined and illustrated, see the Skidmore page called Hexametrica. For some basic info see also here (hendecasyllabics, Sapphics, and elegiac couplet) and here (hexameter and elegiac couplet).
Latin poetry read aloud:
á Aeneid, Book IV read by Wilfried Stroh.the mp3 and play it on your ipod or at parties
Voce- Roman Poetry Recited. Catullus, Horace, Vergil and more
á Aeneid, 1.1-49 read by Robert P. Sonkowsky, University of Minnesota.
á And more Latin from those people, with lots of links too: http://web.comhem.se/alatius/latin/
á A few passages read aloud at Princeton, including the start of the Aeneid.
Articles and reviews:
Many articles and reviews and even books are now available from JSTOR, Google Books and Google Scholar, from Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and through Davis Library.
Notes/outlines/study questions (mostly for undergraduates):
(good stuff at a Roman epic course at Middlebury C.)
on Aeneas' visit to Cumae, including images, map and info
Age of Augustus:
á Text of Dio Cassius in English. see e.g. Book 45
á Augustus links on "Mantovano": links to Porter on the Rise of Augustus; Silverman on the transition from Republic to Empire, with an introduction to the primary sources as well as current historiography; Ong on the formation of the second triumvirate, Antony vs. Octavian, the constitutional position of Augustus, his social reforms, and the second half of his principate
á Primary sources on "Mantovano": primary sources in English and sometimes Latin, such as Augustus's Res Gestae, Plutarch's Life of Marc Antony, a pic of Augustus' Mausoleum, the Latin text of a letter from Augustus to his son Gaius, a biography of Augustus by Nicolaus of Damascus, Suetonius' Life of Augustus, Tacitus' comments on Augustus and the end of the Republic, English translations of Augustan legislation on marriage, procreation, and adultery.
á The Background page for Augustus on "Mantovano" has links to Mayes on the Roman Kalendar, Fox's genealogical guide to the Julio-Claudians, Morford's page of photos and site plans, with commentary, of the Augustan mausoleum complex, the Ara Pacis, the Prima Porta statue of Augustus, and the Gemma Augustea, Paola's Visual Compendium of Roman Emperors (portrait coins and sculpture); Renauld's pics of Portrait busts of Augustus and Agrippa; labeled details from the Ara Pacis August¾, Andrus-Walck's pics of and and info on the Prima Porta statue of Augustus, the Ara Pacis August¾, and the Theater of Marcellus.
á Julius Caesar on the "Mantovano" home page: Primary sources, background and images, modern essays and historical fiction on Octavian's adoptive father.
á John Paul Adams' Augustus page with info and essays: dates in the life of Augustus, a page on the personal, religious, magisterial, and political responsibilities of the princeps, brief descriptions of "Building Projects in Rome in Augustus' Time," "Some Augustan Legislation," "Augustus' Illnesses," "Conspiracies against Augustus"
á Garrett G. Fagan has an Introductory essay on Augustus, with bibliography and guide to ancient sources. From De imperatoribus romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors. The same source also has an essay on Augustus by Nina C. Coppolino
á Rome: Republic to
Empire Pages of Barbara F. McManus of The College of New Rochelle;
links to her pages on Roman Slavery and the
Rebellion of Spartacus, Julius Caesar, Antony, Octavian, and
Cleopatra: (the end of the Roman Republic; our course!); Augustus and Tiberius
(the beginnings of the Roman Empire), Caligula, Roman Names, Roman Republican
Social Classes and Political Factions of the Late Republic
Fiction About Ancient Rome and esp. the Augustan Age:
á The Fictional Rome Home Page developed by Louis M. Seigal, Leslie Phillips & Fred Mench, and housed at supported by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Searchable Database; Authors & Reviews; Essays; Glossary of Latin words used in novels; Information on Historical Figures; Reference Works on Historical Fiction; Timeline; Discussion; Web Rings; Links.
á John Williams, Augustus : Amazon blurb
á Stephen Saylor has written several mystery novels set in Cicero's Rome. Here's the "Roman Fiction" page. Saylor's 1999 novel Rubicon is set in 49 BCE at the start of the war between Caesar and Pompey, and the next one, Last Seen in Massilia, is set later in 49 (Amazon blurb). (And there have been one or two more recently)
á Hermann Broch's 1945 "The Death of Virgil"; see the "Roman Fiction" page for this bold novel, which was begun while the author was imprisoned in a German concentration camp, and which presents stream of consciousness remembrances from Vergil's last 18 hours of life
á I, Claudius, and Claudius the God, the novels by Robert Graves, the first made into a great Masterpiece Theater series on PBS, available in VHS and DVD . Lots of info here ; here's the "Roman Fiction" page for Graves.
á Novels about Ovid I: Christoph Ransmayr, The Last World: A Novel with an Ovidian Repertory (1990); see the "Roman Fiction" page, which calls it a "metaphysical thriller" in which "a young admirer goes in search of the exiled poet ... in the remote Black Sea town of Toni ... [and] finds in the rust-corroded town an ominous scene suffused with and dominated by Ovidian mythology, a transformed place where the ancient world meets the 20th century.Ó
about Ovid II: David Malouf, An
Imaginary Life; "Roman fiction" page Also Ovid in exile.
á Novels about Ovid III: The Love-Artist, by Jane Alison (Farrar, Straus &Giroux 2001). Again Ovid in exile, this time inspired by a woman named Xenia to write his "Medea".
á Thornton Wilder, The Ides of March
á Xena, Antony, and Cleopatra
episode-guide with link to script of "Xena" episode; slightly
different version of events (X. disguised as Cleo., woos then kills MA).
Other episodes that seem to (I haven't seen them) have Caesar or other Romans: Rome, Ides
other neat stuff:
á Bruce Springsteen and Aeneid 1.203 forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.
á Music from PurcellÕs opera Dido & Aeneas
á A Dido page (not what you think! : ^ ) ) (she was a classics major)
Other Epic Links (not updated for a long while)
General Classical Studies:
á Perseus Project: Great online material on Greek & Roman stuff: texts in Greek, Latin & English, pics of vases etc., historical and mythological background.
á Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World (lots of info: links, pics, bibliog., some texts)
á CLASSICS List (an internet discussion list; sometimes useful & fun)