Bernard Silvestris' descent into the classics: The Commentum super sex libros Aeneidos

Pike, David L.
January 1998
International Journal of the Classical Tradition;Winter98, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p343
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article analyzes the book "Commentum super sex libros Aeneidos," or "Commentary on the First Six Books of Aeneid," by 12th-century Christian teachers Bernard Silvestris. The author uses the edition "Commentum Quod Dicitur Bernardi Silvestris Super Sex Libros Eneidos Virgilii," edited by J. W. Jones and E. F. Jones. The article looks at Sivestris's teaching of Virgil's epic poem "Aeneid" and a theological interpretation of Aeneas's descent into the underworld.


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