Item description for The Aeneid: Vergil (Focus Classical Library) by Merle Mainelli Poulton & Richard S. Caldwell...
Overview Filled with history and legend, Virgil's classic narrative poem glorifying the genesis of the Roman Empire is one of the towering works of Western civilization. Dickinson's modern translation captures the magnificence of Virgil's timeless poetry, making it compelling to contemporary readers while preserving the tone, epic sweep, and grandeur of the original. Includes a map and three appendices.
Publishers Description Illustrated prose translation of the epic poem with pedagogical apparatus for make reading this important work a joy. The text is complete with an introductory essay, glossary, and an appendix detailing the tabulation of the gods. Notes throughout the text provide help in following the narrative framework of the epic.
- Mythology and mythological references are noted throughout the book and an extensive glossary of names helps the reader follow the complicated genealogies.
- A comprehensive introduction provides comparison of the poem with the Iliad and the Odyssey as well as a general framework for the epic to help the student follow the narrative flow of the work.
- Unlike a poetic translation, Caldwell's work focuses on the story, the myth and the literary context, making this modern new translation on that is easy for the average student to follow and maximum help in understanding.
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Studio: Focus Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 7.36" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Focus Publishing
ISBN 1585100773 ISBN13 9781585100774
Availability 0 units.
More About Merle Mainelli Poulton & Richard S. Caldwell
Richard Caldwell (deceased) was Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California. His PhD was from the University of Texas and he specialized in both the Classics and psychoanalysis. He wrote the popular transation of Hesiod's "Theogony" and a prose translation of Vergil's "Aeneid."