Reading Virgil: Aeneid I and II, Books 1-2

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 24, 2011 - History - 320 pages
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Virgil's Aeneid, an epic which tells the story of Aeneas' flight from burning Troy, his adventures on the high seas and eventual arrival in Italy, thereby founding the Roman race, is one of the most influential works of Roman literature. This edition of the first two books is designed for those who have completed an introductory course in Latin and aims to help such users to enjoy one of Latin literature's greatest masterpieces. The text is accompanied by a running vocabulary, learning vocabulary, full grammatical help and notes. Essays at the end of each passage are designed to encourage appreciation of Virgil's plot-handling, poetic art and rich understanding of humanity, and there are references throughout to the most helpful modern thinking about the poem and its significance. No other intermediate text is so carefully designed to provide all the help that is needed to make reading Virgil a pleasure.
  

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Contents

Glossary of literary terms
33
Suggestions for further reading
52
Storm at sea
71
Neptunes intervention and landfall
88
Jupiters promise
105
Encounter with Venus
119
Arrival in Carthage
135
Didos welcome
150
Aeneas account of the destruction of Ilium
179
Sinons tale
194
The fate ofLaocoon
218
From a dream of Hector to the battle for Ilium
242
The death of Priam
259
Anchises
277
Topics for extended essays on Book 2
296
Index
317

Falling in love
165

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Peter Jones was Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne until his retirement. He has written many books for the student of Latin and Greek, most recently Reading Ovid (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and (with Keith Sidwell) the Reading Latin textbook series.

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