By Philip R. Hardie
The Romans observed an analogy among the ordered workings of the usual universe and the right kind functioning in their personal increasing empire, among orbis and urbs. Philip Hardie's new paintings explores Virgil's poetic and mythic transformation of this imperialist ideology almost about such traditions because the poet/cosmologer, using allegory to extract natural-philosophical truths from mythology and poetry, poetic hyperbole, and the "universal expression."
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Virgil's Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium by Philip R. Hardie