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The Aeneid

Virgil (Book - 2006 )
The Aeneid

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Robert Fagles's translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and become the standard translations of our era. Now, his stunning modern verse translation of Virgil's Aeneid is poised to do the same. This beautifully produced edition of the Aeneid will be eagerly sought by readers desiring to complete their Fagles collection--and the attention it receives will stimulate even greater interest in his translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey . BACKCOVER: Praise for Robert Fagles's translation of the Odyssey: "Wonderfully readable . . . just the right blend of sophistication and roughness, it seems to me." --Ted Hughes "A memorable achievement . . . Mr. Fagles has been remarkably successful in finding a style that is of our time and yet timeless." --Richard Jenkyns, The New York Times Book Review "Remarkably seductive . . . In Fagles's hands, this 'perennial poem of adventure' is again a work of entertainment, of majesty and epic beauty great enough to stun the senses." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer @TranslatioStud Got a gift of a huge wooden horse today, here in Troy. Just appeared outside the city gate. BTW: War going poorly. Surprise. Soldiers inside the horse. We didn't start the fire! Hector's Ghost says to GTFO -- take Dad and the kid with me. I'm on a boat. Three generations of Aenean men on a sea-journey of epic proportions. Hmm. Sounds familiar… From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less .
Authors: Virgil
Uniform Title: Aeneis. English
Title: The Aeneid
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2006
Characteristics: 486 p. :,ill., map ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Virgil ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction by Bernard Knox
Contents: Introduction
Map : the voyages of Aeneas
The Aeneid / Virgil
Translator's postscript
Genealogy : the royal houses of Greece and Troy
Suggestions for further reading
Variants from the Oxford classical text
Notes and the translation
Pronouncing glossary
Additional Contributors: Fagles, Robert
ISBN: 9780670038039
Branch Call Number: 873.01 V816afa 2006
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The Aeneid tells the story of the Trojan hero Aeneas, who escaped from Troy as it fell to the Greeks, led a group of Trojans to the Italian peninsula, and with them founded a city that would, centuries later, lead to the founding of Rome. Virgil, writing in Latin, adapted Homeric Greek epic to explore crucial issues facing Romans of his time. He uses the figure of Aeneas to explore a conception of heroism different than Homer's, and to explore the themes of civilization, violence, and humanitas, a word coined by the Romans of Virgil's time to capture the qualities most essential to being deeply human and humane. He also uses the epic to help his readers reflect on what it means to be Roman. Annotation by Professor Walter Englert.


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