The commentary begins with a list of "study questions,” some of which are answered in the commentary proper [which includes] references to other relevant texts—the rest of the Aeneid, the Argonautica, Greek tragedy, and so on—and to scholarship. Gildenhard gives a lot of attention to meter and sound play, encouraging students to read aloud and to pay attention to the Latin itself, not just to the story. The story is hardly neglected, though, and there are many good observations. After the commentary come four "interpretive essays,” one each on content and form, the historiographical Dido, allusion, and religion. [...] This exercise is beautifully done and should help students begin to understand what a scholarly commentary can do. [...] Gildenhard’s breezy style and highly detailed notes will challenge the more proficient students while not overwhelming those who are struggling.
"Latin Commentaries on the Web". Teaching Classical Languages (2160-2220), vol. 5, no. 2, 2014.
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2. Latin Text
3. Study Questions
5. Interpretative Essays
5.1. Content and Form
5.2. Historiographical Dido