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Necessity and Invention in the Aeneid: [Previously unpublished]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that the epic combines literary invention with characterisation and other literary requirements. Virgil should not be regarded as necessarily himself believing the beliefs he ... More


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