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
The prose was horrible! - Goodreads
A happy ending for the Trojans. - Goodreads
Good story, but can be hard to read. - Goodreads
Excellent prose and a good story. - Goodreads
Virgil's imagery is some of the best. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Adele Emami - Goodreads

well if I say i am finished that's a lie. since i just had read some parts of this due to my homework but I am looking forward to really and truely finish reading this epic. the thing that amazed me about this masterpiece is the history behind the writing of it. it's awesome... Read full review

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User Review  - Sophie - Goodreads

I ended up enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would, especially because I was expecting the writing to be very complex. But in fact I found it was very approachable, although the HUGE amount of ... Read full review

Contents

Sea Wanderings and Strange Meetings
63
BOOK XI
329
BOOK XII
365
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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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