Thursday, September 8, 2011
Comparetti: Vergil in the Middle Ages
Vergil in the Middle Ages by Domenico Comparetti (1895)
This is an English translation of the brilliant book by Domenico Comparetti which provides a detailed and wide-ranging introduction to the "Seven Sages" tradition along with the many other legends of Vergil in the Middle Ages. To get a sense of the range covered by this book, take a quick look at the table of contents. This is one of those books that rocked my world when I first read it in graduate school; I am so glad it is now available to everyone! Anyone with an interest in the Vergil of antiquity should really read this book.