In dramatic and narrative power, Virgil's Aeneid is the equal of its great Homeric predecessors, The Iliad and The Odyssey. It surpasses them, however, in the intense sympathy it displays for its human actors-a sympathy that makes events such as Aeneas's escape from Troy and search for a new homeland, the passion and the death of Dido, the defeat of Turnus, and the founding of Rome among the most memorable in literature.
This celebrated translation by Robert Fitzgerald does full justice to the speed, clarity, and stately grandeur of the Roman Empire's most magnificent literary work of art.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - featherbear - LibraryThing
Read in college in the late 60s. Much prefer the Mandlebaum translation. The Day-Lewis translation too often goes in for phrasing that was probably in vogue with the English public schools of the 20's ... Read full review
Review: AeneidUser Review - Andrew Diamond - Goodreads
I studied Latin and Greek in high school, and I never had any interest in reading this. My impression of the Roman myths was that they were just a second-rate rehashing of the Greek originals. So I ... Read full review