Synopses & Reviews
In this fresh prose translation, W. F. Jackson Knight discussesThe Aeneid'simpact on Western civilization and provides a list of variations from the Oxford text.
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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.
Table of Contents
The Aeneid Acknowledgements
One: The Trojans reach Carthage
Two: Aeneas' NarrationThe Sack of Troy
Three: Aeneas' Narration continuedHis Travels
Four: The Tragedy of Dido
Five: The Funeral Games
Six: The Visit to the Underworld
Seven: War in Latium
Eight: The Site of the Future Rome
Nine: Siege of the Trojan Camp
Ten: The Relief and Pitched Battle
Eleven: Councils of War: Pitched Battle Again
Twelve: Decision: the Death of Turnus
List of Variations from the Oxford Text
Glossary of Names
Genealogical Table of the Royal House of Troy and Greece