PC Aeneid

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Describing the legendary origin of the Roman nation, this poem tells the tale of the Trojan prince Aeneas, who escaped with some followers after the fall of Troy and sailed to Italy. Here they settled and laid the foundations of the Roman empire.

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‘The most truthful translation ever, conveying as many nuances and whispers as are possible from the original’ The Times

After 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

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Weight 269 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

307

Language

English

Edition

Revised Edition

Dewey

873.01 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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