The much-anticipated new translation of Virgil's epic poem from the award-winning translator of Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey"
The publication of a new translation by Robert Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles is poised to reintroduce Virgil's "Aeneid" to a whole new generation, and completes the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.
The "Aeneid" is a sweeping epic of arms and heroism and a searching portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and the force of his own destiny. Here, Fagles brings to life the timeless journey of Aeneas -- Achilles' erstwhile foe -- as he flees the ashes of Troy to found the Roman people and change forever the course of the Western world.
Fagles's translation of the "Aeneid" retains all of the gravitas and humanity of the original as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Beautifully produced and featuring an illuminating introduction from noted scholar Bernard Knox, as well as an extensive notes section and glossary, this new translation will delight both classicists and general readers, providing a vibrant, contemporary voice to "the" literary achievement of the ancient world.