Virgil s Map

beauties of the Italian countryside enhance, and are enhanced by, the beauties of Virgil's poem. Mary Shelley wrote to Maria Gisborne while in Naples in 1819, calling the Georgics 'the most beautiful poem I ever read'.3 'He wrote it at ...

Virgil   s Map

Virgil's Georgics depicts the world and its peoples in great detail, but this geographical interest has received little detailed scholarly attention. Hundreds of years later, readers in the British empire used the poem to reflect upon their travels in acts of imagination no less political than Virgil's own. Virgil's Map combines a comprehensive survey of the literary, economic, and political geography of the Georgics with a case study of its British imperial reception c. 1840–1930. Part One charts the poem's geographical interests in relation to Roman power in and beyond the Mediterranean; shifting readers' attention away from Rome, it explores how the Georgics can draw attention to alternative, non-Roman histories. Part Two examines how British travellers quoted directly from the poem to describe peoples and places across the world, at times equating the colonial subjects of European empires to the 'happy farmers' of Virgil's poem, perceived to be unaware, and in need, of the blessings of colonial rule. Drawing attention to the depoliticization of the poem in scholarly discourse, and using newly discovered archival material, this interdisciplinary work seeks to re-politicize both the poem and its history in service of a decolonizing pedagogy. Its unique dual focus allows for an extended exploration, not just of geography and empire, but of Europe's long relationship with the wider world.

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Virgil’s Map
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Charlie Kerrigan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Virgil's Georgics depicts the world and its peoples in great detail, but this geographical interest has received little detailed scholarly attention. Hundreds of years later, readers in the British empire used the poem to reflect upon their travels in acts of imagination no less political than Virgil's own. Virgil's Map
Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Jennifer Donnelly
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-12 - Publisher: Delacorte Press

Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light. Revolution artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love; it spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human
P. Virgilii Maronis Æneis. Virgil's Æneid, with Engl. notes by H. Young
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Publius Vergilius Maro
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1878 - Publisher:

Books about P. Virgilii Maronis Æneis. Virgil's Æneid, with Engl. notes by H. Young
Virgil's Story
Language: en
Pages: 582
Authors: Virgil D. Mochel
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-31 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

The first part of the story explains how Virgil’s ancestors from Europe all arrived at that small region called Woodland, Indiana. Emphasis is on what was going on in that part of each one’s world to cause them to migrate to this country and eventually to that spot in Indiana.
John Sandford: Virgil Flowers Novels 1-4
Language: en
Pages: 1427
Authors: John Sandford
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-03 - Publisher: Penguin

Lucas Davenport’s colleague, Minneapolis investigator Virgil Flowers, takes center stage for the first time in Dark of the Moon, “an adrenaline rush peppered with laugh-out-loud moments” (Booklist)—and the rush continues through all four suspense-packed novels in this set from #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Lucas Davenport novels