Virgil His Life and Times Virgil the most famous of Roman poets has fired the imaginations of millions for centuries and is considered as T S Eliot pointed out the classic poet In this full length biography renowned write

  • Title: Virgil: His Life and Times
  • Author: Peter Levi
  • ISBN: 9780312193522
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Virgil, the most famous of Roman poets, has fired the imaginations of millions for centuries and is considered, as T S Eliot pointed out, the classic poet In this full length biography, renowned writer and poet, Peter Levi discards all appropriations and myths to reveal Virgil s untold life Levi writes vividly and passionately of Virgil s close friendships with HoraceVirgil, the most famous of Roman poets, has fired the imaginations of millions for centuries and is considered, as T S Eliot pointed out, the classic poet In this full length biography, renowned writer and poet, Peter Levi discards all appropriations and myths to reveal Virgil s untold life Levi writes vividly and passionately of Virgil s close friendships with Horace and Ovid, his vision of Augustan Rome, and his influence on modern civilization and art equal in measure only to the teachings of Christianity.A definitive, lyrical biography of a poet who has served as chief inspiration for European literature over the centuries.

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    1. This reads like the results of a lifetime's deep meditation on Virgil and his poetry. It also reveals much of the author - his style is discursive, allusive, erudite. Those who have not read Virgil and who are looking for an introduction to the subject would probably find it off-putting. Those who have already drunk deeply from the Latin text may be disappointed that the book assumes no knowledge of Latin. If like me you fall somewhere in between these two extremes, then you may find it as enjoy [...]

    2. Peter Levi gives the impression of being very knowledgeable about Virgil, Horace, and the classical world in general. He writes with verve and humor, liberally dashing his prose with asides, jokes, and inexplicable pronouncements. If you are the right audience for this book, I'm sure it could be very enjoyable. I'm not the right audience.There is such a dearth of actual biographical information available on Virgil that this book doesn't function as a biography in any normal sense. Instead, it co [...]

    3. Peter Levi’s ‘Horace’ and ‘Virgil’ (although published separately, they are almost interchangeable in style and approach) are books likely to frustrate the casual reader, or those looking for biography in the strict sense. They are more of a meditations than textbooks, a curious mix of old-fashioned and modern learning, evoking a ‘classical’ world that is part real, part scholarly dream. They are definitely late works: relaxed, personal, often digressive, sometimes to the point of [...]

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