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dc.contributor.authorSaad, George
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-15T12:29:46Z
dc.date.available2017-12-15T12:29:46Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73525
dc.description.abstractThis thesis provides a comprehensive interpretation of Vergil’s 'Aeneid' as an expression of cyclical time. In capturing the historical intensity of the transformative Augustan moment, Vergil compresses the archaic past of Homer together with an eternally unfolding Roman future. Through this reading, the interpretative difficulties of the 'Aeneid' come into dialogue with the evolutionary cosmology of antiquity and the historical consciousness of modernity. The “two voices” Adam Parry found in the 'Aeneid', the voice of public triumph and the voice of private despair, are unified by their reconciliation in an irreducible Roman experience of tragic history. As literature, the epic repeats itself in its ring composition; as a cosmology, it expresses the ongoing generational conflict of the gods; as history, it describes the reoccurring process by which the whole world became Roman. In the cycle’s dense repetitions and vivid transformations, the mystery of tragic joy is made visible.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectGerman Romanticismen_US
dc.subjectProcess Philosophyen_US
dc.subjectLatin Literatureen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy of Historyen_US
dc.titleEternity Visible: The Tragic Cycle of History in Vergil's 'Aeneid'en_US
dc.date.defence2017-12-15
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Classicsen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerN/Aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Eli Diamonden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Michael Fournieren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Peter O'Brienen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Jack Mitchellen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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