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The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)

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In Aeneas, Virgil created the most powerful figure in Latin literature, the dutiful yet fallible Trojan prince who overcomes war, suffering and countless setbacks to lay the foundations of the Roman race.

@TranslatioStud Got a gift of a huge wooden horse today, here in Troy. Just appeared outside the city gate. BTW: War going poorly.

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Synopsis:

The first major single-volume edition in English of the pivotal book in Virgil's Aeneid, featuring the expedition of Nisus and Euryalus.

Synopsis:

Inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, the Aeneid is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took Aeneas as his hero and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.

Synopsis:

In Aeneas, Virgil created the most powerful figure in Latin literature, the dutiful yet fallible Trojan prince who overcomes war, suffering and countless setbacks to lay the foundations of the Roman race.

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Translated with an Introduction by David West.

About the Author

Virgil, born in 70 B.C., is best remembered for his masterpiece, The Aeneid. He earned great favor by portraying Augustus as a descendant of the half-god, half-man Aeneas. Although Virgil swore on his deathbed that The Aeneid was incomplete and unworthy, it has been considered one of the greatest works of Western literature for more than two thousand years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449327
Translator:
West, David
Introduction:
West, David
Translator:
West, David
Introduction by:
West, David
Introduction:
West, David
Author:
Virgil
Author:
West, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Epic poetry, Latin
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Aeneas
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
2002-30
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.78x5.14x.90 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140449327 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The first major single-volume edition in English of the pivotal book in Virgil's Aeneid, featuring the expedition of Nisus and Euryalus.
"Synopsis" by , Inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, the Aeneid is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took Aeneas as his hero and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.
"Synopsis" by ,
In Aeneas, Virgil created the most powerful figure in Latin literature, the dutiful yet fallible Trojan prince who overcomes war, suffering and countless setbacks to lay the foundations of the Roman race.
"Synopsis" by , Translated with an Introduction by David West.
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