The Aeneid

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Vintage Books, 1983 - Fiction - 442 pages
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Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.

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This translation is easy to read and lots of fun. - Goodreads
Ok. Mostly long battle scenes so can be boring. - Goodreads
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Good story, but can be hard to read. - Goodreads
What a fascinating yarn. - Goodreads
Virgil's imagery is some of the best. - Goodreads

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This book answered the burning question I had after finishing the Iliad. Where the hell is the horse? Unfortunately, I didn't get any further in this novel. Read full review

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The Internet Classics Archive | The Aeneid by Virgil
Hypertext of Dryden's translation, sorted by book
classics.mit.edu/ Virgil/ aeneid.html

Aeneid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Aeneid (pronounced /əˈniːɪd/; in Latin Aeneis, pronounced [aɪˈne.ɪs] — the ... The Aeneid can be divided into two halves based on the disparate subject ...
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Introduction to Virgil, The Aeneid
The Aeneid is like The Odyssey in recounting a series of Mediterranean adventures and an eventual homecoming (Books 1-6). It is like The Iliad in recounting ...
www.hope.edu/ academic/ ids/ 171/ Aeneid.html

Robert Fagles - Report - New York Times
Robert Fagles’s translation of “The Aeneid” is out this week. ... But he went on to say that “The Aeneid” did speak to the contemporary situation. ...
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The Aeneid by Virgil. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
The Aeneid by Virgil. Searchable etext. Discuss with other readers.
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The Aeneid by Virgil - Project Gutenberg
In plain text, or as a zip file, at Project Gutenberg
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sparknotes: The Aeneid: Plot Overview
Home : English : Literature Study Guides : The Aeneid : Plot Overview. The Aeneid ... The Aeneid · Classical Literature ...
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The Aeneid Book Notes Summary by Virgil: Plot Summary
The Aeneid Book Notes Summary by Virgil: Plot Summary. The Aeneid book notes, including 68 pages of chapter summaries, symbolism, quotes, and more.
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The Aeneid, Virgil - Section 1 of 36 - Book Club/Poetry - arcamax ...
Read The Aeneid by Virgil online or in you email. ... 19 BC THE AENEID by Virgil BOOK I Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc'd by fate, And haughty Juno's ...
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Aeneid, The
In about 30 B.C., the Roman poet Virgil began composing the Aeneid, ... Woven from strands of myth, history, and imperial pride, the Aeneid summed up ...
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About the author (1983)

Virgil (70 B.C-19 B.C) is regarded as the greatest Roman poet, known for his epic, The Aeneid (written about 29 B.C. unfinished). Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C., in a small village near Mantua in Northern Italy. He attended school at Cremona and Milan, and then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and completed his studies in Naples. Between 42 and 37 B.C. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Ecologues, and spent years on the Georgics.

At the urging of Augustus Caesar, Virgil began to write The Aeneid, a poem of the glory of Rome under Caesars rule. Virgil devoted the remaining time of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., to the composition of The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome and to glory of the Empire. The poet died in 19 B.C of a fever he contracted on his visit to Greece with the Emperor. It is said that the poet had instructed his executor Varius to destroy The Aeneid, but Augustus ordered Varius to ignore this request, and the poem was published.


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