Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6

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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012 - Foreign Language Study - 164 pages
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This text--an updated and revised version of selected passages from Pharr's Vergil's Aeneid, Books I-VI--is designed for college and high school Advanced Placement* courses. It includes all the required Latin selections from Vergil's Aeneid for the 2012–2013 AP* Latin Curriculum.Aeneid unadapted Latin passages (923 lines): Book 1.1–209, 418– 440, 494–578; Book 2.40–56, 201–249, 268–297, 559–620; Book 4.160–218, 259– 361, 659–705; Book 6.295–332, 384–425, 450–476, 847–899 with same-page vocabulary and notes.

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Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen. After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgil¿s property in Cisalpine Gaul, was confiscated for veterans. In the following years Virgil spent most of his time in Campania and Sicily, but he also had a house in Rome. During the reign of emperor Augustus, Virgil became a member of his court circle and was advanced by a minister, Maecenas, patron of the arts and close friend to the poet Horace. He gave Virgil a house near Naples. Between 42 and 37 B.C.E. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Bucolic or Eclogues and spent years on the Georgics. The rest of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., Virgil devoted to The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome, and the glory of the Empire. Although ambitious, Virgil was never really happy about the task. Virgil died in 19 B. C.

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