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The specter of Dido

Spenser and Virgilian epic

by Watkins, John

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Carthage (Extinct city)
    • Subjects:
    • Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 -- Knowledge -- Literature.,
    • Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 -- Characters -- Queens.,
    • Virgil -- Influence.,
    • Virgil.,
    • Dido (Legendary character) in literature.,
    • Epic poetry, English -- Roman influences.,
    • Queens in literature.,
    • Carthage (Extinct city) -- In literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementJohn Watkins.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR2367.L5 W38 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 208 p. ;
      Number of Pages208
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1108322M
      ISBN 100300058837
      LC Control Number94033643

        He is the author of The Specter of Dido: Spenser and the Virgilian Epic Tradition () and Representing Elizabeth in Stuart England: Literature, History, Sovereignty (). With Carole Levin, he is the author of Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds: National and Transnational Identities in the Elizabethan Age ().Manufacturer: OUP Oxford. In the book's second half, he follows the slow decline of diplomatic marriage as both a tool of statecraft and a literary subject, exploring the skepticism and suspicion with which it was viewed in the works of Spenser and Shakespeare. History, Sovereignty and The Specter of Dido: Spenser and Virgilian Epic. Table of Contents. Introduction.

        The strongest portion of the book is certainly the close analysis of Philip II, but even here her arguments are vitiated by an occasional exaggeration and a critical lack of contrast. It was the Austrian Habsburgs and not Philip who retained the imperial title. It's fun, because this book circles back and answers questions that I dealt with 20 years ago writing my first book [The Specter of Dido: Spenser and Virgilian Epic]. What do you appreciate most about Oxford? Music, music, music. I have a real passion for early British music, modern British music: It's a great place to hear everything.

      Dido and Pa by Joan Aiken, , Delacorte Press edition, in English. These lines come at the end of the story Aeneas tells to Dido in Books 2 and 3, so when he says "Here was my final sorrow," you have to understand that that is only from the perspective of his voyage so far. As we know, there are plenty more sad things that are going to .


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The specter of Dido by Watkins, John Download PDF EPUB FB2

Book Description: This pathbreaking book dismantles the stereotype of Spenser as one who blurs earlier epic traditions.

John Watkins's examinations of Spenser's major poetry reveal a poet keenly attuned to dissonances among his classical, medieval, and early modern sources. Skip to main content. Browse Subjects.

Art and Architecture; Biography; Business; Classics; Economics; Health and Medicine. With Book One of The Faerie Queene Watkins understands the central issue as the potential Pelagianism of drawing a didactic epic from the Aeneid and the necessity of its transformation to delineate a Protestant theology of grace; to accomplish this Spenser uses Ariosto's imitations of Virgil as a foil for his own specific revisions.

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Dido is a deeply moving story. It is the tale of two women who fall in love with the same man. The first is a Queen who builds herself an empire in Carthage after escaping the mad tendencies of her brother/5.

Similar books and articles. Review. Dido's Shade. The Specter of Dido. Spenser and Virgilian Epic. J Watkins. Martindale - - The Classical Review 46 (2) The Myth of Dido Eberhard Leube: Fortuna in Karthago: die Aeneas-Dido-Mythe Vergils in den. Dido plays a role in the first four books of the epic similar to that which Turnus plays at the end.

She is a figure of passion and volatility, qualities that The specter of Dido book with Aeneas’s order and control, and traits that Virgil associated with Rome itself in his own day.

Dido also represents. "My students can't get enough of your charts and their results have gone through the roof." -Graham S. The timeline below shows where the character Dido appears in The Aeneid. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.

Dido then arrives at the temple, and. Watkins, The Specter of Dido: Spenser and Virgilian Epic, New Haven, both trace post- classical incarnations of Dido and her story. 6 See most recently Spence (n.

1 above) and V. Panoussi, Vergil's Ajax: Allusion, Tra. We first learn about Dido at second-hand, from the goddess Venus, in her disguise as a Tyrian huntress when she meets Aeneas and Achates in the woods in Book 1. Venus tells how Dido was once married to Sychaeus, the richest man of the city of Tyre (in modern-day Lebanon).

rejection of the structural and moral errancy of Ariostan romance. Books 2 and 3 of the poem, by contrast, offer a rehabilitation of the specter of Dido and reconcile certain aspects of Ariostan narrative with Spenserian aesthetics. Although Book 2-the Book of Temperance-depicts a quest to defeat a "concupiscent Dido" and culminates in the destruction of.

John Watkins. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, xi + pp. $ Dido, by device of Venus, begins to have a passion for him, and, after some discourse with him, desires the history of his adventures since the siege of Troy, which is the subject of the two following books.

Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc'd by fate, And haughty Juno's unrelenting hate, Expell'd and exil'd, left the Trojan shore. Get this from a library. The specter of Dido: Spenser and Virgilian epic.

[John Watkins]. Character Analysis Dido Dido is the queen of Carthage. Virgil portrays her as Aeneas's equal and feminine counterpart. She is an antagonist, a strong, determined, and independent woman who possesses heroic dimensions.

Like Aeneas, Dido fled her homeland because of. The Specter of Dido: Spenser and Virgilian Epic MIQ I December being forced into a second marriageâ (51). Yet the strength of Spenserâ s work is, finally, that the poet abandons both the bad (voluptuous) and the good (chaste) Dido of the commentaries for the complicated real thing.

Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: In his examinations of Spenser's major poetry and his treatment of Virgil and Dido, Watkins attempts to dismantle the stereotype of Spenser as one who blurs earlier epic traditions.

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Book X concludes with Aeneas slaying his other great antagonist, Mezentius. This incident is one of the most powerful in the Aeneid and offers an outstanding example of Virgil's ability to introduce, at the very moment of triumph for the victor, a note of pathos that opens us to sympathy for the victim.

Review. Dido's Shade. The Specter of Dido. Spenser and Virgilian Epic. J Watkins. Martindale - - The Classical Review 46 (2). Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France.

Author: Margaret W. Ferguson. Publisher: University of Chicago Press ISBN: Page: View: The suicide of Queen Dido (book 4), sculpture by Claude-Augustin Cayot [ fr] (–) Heading into the open sea, Aeneas leaves Buthrotum, rounds the south eastern tip of Italy and makes his way towards Sicily (Trinacria).

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