CONINGTON, J. and NETTLESHIP, H.,
P. Vergili Maronis Opera: Volume 3.
Cambridge University Press, 2010. 528p. Paperback. Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Classics. First published between 1858 and 1871, John Conington's lucid exposition of the complete works of Virgil continues to set the standard for commentary on the Virgilian corpus. After decades out of print, this three-volume edition is once again available to readers, allowing Conington's subtle investigations of language, context, and intellectual background to find a fresh audience. This final volume (1871), published posthumously and completed with the assistance of Henry Nettleship, features Books VII-XII of the Aeneid. Detailed, informative notes situate the individual work within the larger field of Greek and Latin epic poetry. Still a major scholarly contribution over a century and a half after its initial publication, Conington's Works of Virgil is fine testament to one of Victorian England's most talented readers of classical Latin, a philologist whose gifts, Nettleship notes, 'were of a single and representative order … unlikely to be replaced'. (Publisher's information).