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The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)

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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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679729525
Translator:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Fitzgerald, Robert:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Translator:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Author:
Virgil Translated by Robert Fitzgerald
Author:
Virgil
Author:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
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Classics
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Legends
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Translations into english
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Latin poetry
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Epic poetry, Latin
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Single Author - Other
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Aeneas (Legendary character) -- Poetry.
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Aeneas
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Aeneas (legendary character)
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Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Series Volume:
196
Publication Date:
19900631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.12x5.18x.90 in. .96 lbs.

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