By Craig Kallendorf

This e-book, that is the 1st entire examine of its topic, exhibits that the Roman poet Virgil performed an all of sudden major function within the shaping of Renaissance Venetian tradition. Drawing on reception thought and the sociology of literature, it argues that Virgil's poetry turned a best-seller since it occasionally challenged, yet extra frequently proven, the categorical ethical, non secular, and social values of the Venetian readers.

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