Follow Aeneid as he flees a burning Troy with his family and sets out on a dangerous journey to found what will one day become The Roman Empire. Thrill with him as he gets caught up in conflicts between the gods, all the while striving to complete his own grand destiny. Virgil intended this book to be a sequel to the Iliad and the Odyssey, and as such it takes up with events just after the finish of the Odyssey. Inscribed here are myths and legends and tales of bravery destined to last for all time.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.81" Weight: 1.36 lbs.
Release Date Mar 27, 2007
Publisher Wilder Publications
ISBN 1934451509 ISBN13 9781934451502
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Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 B.C.), known asVirgil, was born near Mantua in the last days of the Roman Republic. In his comparatively short life he became the supreme poet of his age, whoseAeneidgave the Romans a great national epic equal to the Greeks, celebrating their city s origins and the creation of their empire. Virgil is also credited with authoring two other major works of Latin literature, theEcloguesand theGeorgics. Robert Fagles(1933-2008) was Arthur W. Marks 19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He was the recipient of the 1997 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His translations include Sophocles sThree Theban Plays, Aeschylus sOresteia(nominated for a National Book Award), Homer sIliad(winner of the 1991 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award by The Academy of American Poets), Homer sOdyssey, and Virgil'sAeneid. Bernard Knox(1914-2010) was Director Emeritus of Harvard s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. He taught at Yale University for many years. Among his numerous honors are awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His works includeThe Heroic Temper: Studies in Sophoclean Tragedy, Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles Tragic Hero and His TimeandEssays Ancient and Modern(awarded the 1989 PEN/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award)."
Virgil was born in 70 and died in 19.
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