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Epic and Empire:
Politics and Generic Form from Virgil to Milton
David Quint

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Pt. 1Epic and the Winners19
1Epic and Empire: Versions of Actium21
2Repetition and Ideology in the Aeneid50
Pt. 2Epic and the Losers97
3The Epic Curse and Camoes' Adamastor99
4Epics of the Defeated: The Other Tradition of Lucan, Ercilla, and d'Aubigne131
Pt. 3Tasso and Milton211
5Political Allegory in the Gerusalemme liberata213
6Tasso, Milton, and the Boat of Romance248
7Paradise Lost and the Fall of the English Commonwealth268
8David's Census: Milton's Politics and Paradise Regained325
Pt. 4A Modern Epilogue341
9Ossian, Medieval "Epic," and Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky343
Notes to the Chapters369
Index427

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