Servian Readings of Religion in the Georgics

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Servian Readings of Religion in the Georgics. / Hunt, Ailsa.

Reflections and new perspectives on Vergil's Georgics. ed. / Nicholas Freer; Bobby Xinyue. 1. ed. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

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Harvard

Hunt, A 2019, Servian Readings of Religion in the Georgics. in N Freer & B Xinyue (eds), Reflections and new perspectives on Vergil's Georgics. 1 edn, Bloomsbury Academic. <https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/reflections-and-new-perspectives-on-virgils-georgics-9781350070530/>

APA

Hunt, A. (2019). Servian Readings of Religion in the Georgics. In N. Freer, & B. Xinyue (Eds.), Reflections and new perspectives on Vergil's Georgics (1 ed.). Bloomsbury Academic. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/reflections-and-new-perspectives-on-virgils-georgics-9781350070530/

Vancouver

Hunt A. Servian Readings of Religion in the Georgics. In Freer N, Xinyue B, editors, Reflections and new perspectives on Vergil's Georgics. 1 ed. Bloomsbury Academic. 2019

Author

Hunt, Ailsa. / Servian Readings of Religion in the Georgics. Reflections and new perspectives on Vergil's Georgics. editor / Nicholas Freer ; Bobby Xinyue. 1. ed. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Bibtex

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abstract = "The commentaries of Servius, replete with tedious grammatical observations, do not entice readers in: understandably, classicists have tended to use rather than read these commentaries (which do contain temptingly useful snippets of information). In this chapter I reveal the intellectual dangers of this tendency. First, I explore the way that Servius reads the Georgics – specifically religion in the Georgics. I apply pressure to the distance between Servius{\textquoteright} religious interests and Virgil{\textquoteright}s, sketching out the idiosyncracies and obsessions which he brings to the text. Through detailed study of Servius{\textquoteright} note on G. 1.21, I then show how Servius{\textquoteright} peculiar way of reading religion in the Georgics has worryingly shaped modern scholars{\textquoteright} characterisations of Roman religion in the classical period – for whom Servius is an often-frequented source. Focused through Servius{\textquoteright} reading of {\textquoteleft}Georgic religion{\textquoteright}, this chapter stands as a wider-reaching warning of what happens when we use Servius without reading him first.",
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