This webpage has all the information you need to know about the Pensum for 2011 and 2012!

Just for starters here are some introductory materials that you will find useful. Some of these files need passwords - you know what to do! Remember you don't have to read everything but we will read a wide variety of the materials listed.

Introduction

 

Then here are a couple of references which will help you to analyse the style and content of Vergil:

Secondary Readings and Listenings

 

Main Text: Vergil Aeneid 6


Main text by section

 

  • 1: The Descent to the Underworld (Aeneid 6.268-294)
  • 2: Charon (Aeneid 6.295-332)
  • 3: Crossing the River Styx and Cerberus (Aeneid 6.384-425)
  • 4a: Lugentes Campi (Aeneid 6.426-449)
  • 4b: Dido (Aeneid 6.450-476)
  • 5: Tisiphone and Tartarus (Aeneid 6.548-627)
  • 6: The Pageant of Heroes (Aeneid 6.752-853)
  • 7: Marcellus (Aeneid 6.854-892 (optional)
  • 8: The Gates of Sleep (Aeneid 6.893-899)
Other Texts

 

Ancient Texts

 

  • Vergil, Aeneid 6 .... the rest! Oh and books 1,2,3,4, and 5!
  • Homer, Odyssey 11
  • Aristophanes, Frogs, 1-673
  • Plato, Phaedo, 112-114
  • Plato, Republic, 614-621
  • Pausanius, Guide to Greece, 10.28
  • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 3.978-1023
  • Virgil, Georgics, 4.453-527
  • Horace, Carm. 4.7
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10.1-85
  • Apuleius, Metamorphoses, 6.16-21
More Modern and Modern Texts

 

  • Dante, Inferno, 3.70-129; 4.29-30; 6.13-33
  • Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy, 1.1; 4.5
  • Milton, Paradise Lost,1.44-83
  • Seamus Heaney (2006) District and Circle
  • Primo Levi (1958) Se questo è un uomo
  • Goethe, Kennst du das Land (Do you Know the Land)
  • Georg Heym, Umbra vitae
  • Thomas Mann, Der Tod in Venedig (Death in Venice)
  • W.G. Sebald (2000), Auschwitz
  • Charles Baudelaire (1857) Les Fleur du Mal: 'De profundis clamavi'; 'Spleen (LXXVII)'
  • Gérard de Nerval (1854) Lex Chimères: 'El Deschidado'
  • Victor Hugo (1856) Les Contemplations: 'Melancholia'
  • Jean-Paul Sartre (1944) La Nausée: L'enfer, c'est les autres ...'
  • François Varillon (1981) Joie de croire, joie de vivre: 'L'enfer Chrétien'
  • Jonathan Coe (1994) What a Carve Up!
  • J.K. Rowling (1997) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis: Chapter 9
Images

 

  • Vergilius poeta sedens inter Musas (Musée du Bardo)
  • Joachim Patinir: Charon (Museo del Prado)
  • Michelangelo: Iudicium ultimum(Cappella Sistina)
  • Michelangelo: pars eius operis: Charon – traiectus ad loca inferna
  • Rodin: La porte de l´enfer (Musée Rodin)
  • Böcklin: Insula defunctorum (Kunstmuseum Basel)
  • Bosch: Loca inferna (pars Horti deliciarum, Museo del Prado)
  • Max Beckmann: Avium loca inferna (Privatbesitz St. Louis)
  • Bosch: Paradisus (pars Horti deliciarum, Museo del Prado)
  • Matisse: Vitae oblectamentum (Barnes Foundation)
  • Bernini: Pluto Proserpinam rapit (Galleria Borghese)
  • Rossetti: Proserpina (Tate Gallery)
  • Bernini: Aeneas, Anchises, Ascanius ex urbe Troia fugiunt (Galleria Borghese)
Extra Reading and Websites

 

Extra Reading

 

  • Doris Lessing (1971) Briefing for a Descent into Hell
  • Salman Rushdie (1999) The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Websites

 

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