I am reading an essay on Vergil's Aeneid, and there is a citation that says: the citation

Does this citation direct to the book Vergilius 4 published in 1940, on page 5-17?

If so, I am having trouble finding such a book written by Duckworth.

  • Not sure why the picture did not show, here it is: imgur.com/a/Xl4JS Commented Jun 8, 2017 at 13:39
  • I understand now that Vergilius is a journal. But does the 1940 refer to the edition date? If so, does anyone know where I can access 1940 Vergilius? From JSTOR I only have 1959 - Commented Jun 8, 2017 at 13:50
  • Perhaps you could contact the Vergilian Society itself? They may have the early editions of Vergilius in their archives: vergiliansociety.org
    – Penelope
    Commented Jun 11, 2017 at 13:24
  • If you belong to a university or educational institution, check if you have access to this file. Its the online version of the text in question.
    – luchonacho
    Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 12:06

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The full citation is: Duckworth, G. W. 1940. "Turnus as a Tragic Character." Vergilius 4: 5-17. This is the fourth volume of the journal and was published in 1940.

It seems the article is not available online. Vergilius took a hiatus (or had a different name?), and you're right that it's not on JSTOR. There's a collection of the early volumes on Google Books, but it only shows "snippet view" for me.

WorldCat lists three locations for the collected volumes, and if you have access to a library that offers InterLibrary Loan, that might be your best bet.

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    seems it's tricky to find it. Duckworth taught at Princeton and surely Princeton has it. Classics Collection (Clas). Firestone Call number: PA6825.A2 V4743
    – Alex B.
    Commented Jun 8, 2017 at 21:40
  • The text is available online here, but only for members. Chances are that universities with strong classics departments might be members.
    – luchonacho
    Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 12:05

I found this is the Cambridge University Library catalogue:

Title: Vergilius.
Other Entries: Vergilian Society.
Published: Atlanta, GA: Vergilian Society, 1956-
Publication history: Began with vol. 1, (1956).
Description: ill ; 23 cm.
ISSN: 0506-7294
Notes: Supersedes Vergilius, no. 1-6, 1938-40.
Continues The Vergilian Digest, 1956-58.
Published by the Vergilian Society.
Subjects: Virgil--Periodicals.

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