By Antal Szerb, Len Rix
Frightened to delight his bourgeois father, Mihaly has joined the relations enterprise in Budapest. Pursued through nostalgia for his bohemian early life, he seeks break out in marriage to Erzsi, no longer realising that she has selected him as a way to her personal uprising. On their honeymoon in Italy Mihaly "loses" his bride at a provincial station and embarks on a chaotic and weird trip that leads him ultimately to Rome. There the entire death-haunted and erotic components of his previous converge, and he, like Erzsi, has eventually to settle on.
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Persuaded by Augustus, Virgil prepared to return to Italy with him. On a hot day in Greece, stricken with an illness, the 51-year-old Virgil set out for Italy. He died in Brundisium (modern Brindisi) on September 20, 19 BCE. A story circulated that his last request was that the unfinished C L A S S I C A L THE LITERARY WORK Ao epic poem set in Asia Minor, Greece and Italy in the years following the Trojan War (c 1200 &ce); first published in Latin after 19 see. SYNOPSIS Aeneas leads a band of Trojan refugees to the future home in lialy promised to them by the gods.
Mnemosyne Supplement 151. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995. Martindale, Charles, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Virgil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Propertius. The Poems. Trans. Guy Lee. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1999. Quinn, Stephanie, ed. Why Virgil? A Collection of Interpretations. : BolchazyCarducci, 2000. Virgil. The Aeneid. Trans. Robert Fitzgerald. New York: Vintage, 1983. Zanker, Paul. The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus. Jerome Lectures 16. Trans. A. Shapiro. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1988.
The reigns of Tiberius and the rest, without anger or partisanship (sine ira et studio)" (Tacitus, Annals of Imperial Rome, book 1, chapter 1; all quotations from the Annals are translated by M. Lovano). Tacitus's original account would have traced the events of 54 years, through the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero, ending with Nero's suicide in 68 CE. Unfortunately, the surviving text of the Annals is missing the entire section on Caligula, the first half of Claudius's reign, and the fall of Nero (most of book 5 and all of books 7 through 10 and books 17 and 18).