Virgil Made English

The Decline of Classical Authority

  • Authors
  • Tanya M. Caldwell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tanya M. Caldwell
    Pages 1-24
  3. Tanya M. Caldwell
    Pages 137-187
  4. Tanya M. Caldwell
    Pages 189-217
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-252

About this book


This study traces the steady decline of classical authority in English literature from the mid-seventeenth century and the role of translation in shifting the emphasis away the classical learning. The author focuses on Virgil, once the most revered of poets but also explores the fate of some of his fellow Ancients.


bibliography Classicism English English literature event literature neoclassicism seventeenth century tradition translation Virgil

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