The Aeneid

The Aeneid

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History, Ancient Greek History
Paperback Published on: 27/03/2003
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Synopsis

'The most truthful translation ever, conveying as many nuances and whispers as are possible from the original' The TimesAfter a century of civil strife in Rome and Italy, Virgil wrote the Aeneid to honour the emperor Augustus by praising his legendary ancestor Aeneas. As a patriotic epic imitating Homer, the Aeneid also set out to provide Rome with a literature equal to that of Greece. It tells of Aeneas, survivor of the sack of Troy, and of his seven-year journey: to Carthage, where he falls tragically in love with Queen Dido; then to the underworld,; and finally to Italy, where he founds Rome. It is a story of defeat and exile, of love and war, hailed by Tennyson as 'the stateliest measure ever moulded by the lips of man'.Translated with an Introduction by DAVID WEST

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140449327
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 269g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The Aeneid
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When compared to the works of Homer this tale feels like a homage to it. With the similarities to the Grecian gods and the style of the tale, you feel as i... READ MORE
Christian