The Aeneid [NOOK Book]

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ISBN-13: 978-1448685554 Available in Print
ISBN-10: 1448685559

The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the late 1st century BC (29-19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the ...
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The Aeneid

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Overview

ISBN-13: 978-1448685554 Available in Print
ISBN-10: 1448685559

The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the late 1st century BC (29-19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed.

Virgil begins his poem with a statement of his theme (Arma virumque cano..., "I sing arms and the man...") and an invocation to the Muse, falling some ten lines after the poems inception: (Musa, mihi causas memora..., "O Muse, recount to me the causes..."). He then explains the reason for the principal conflict in the story: the resentment held by the goddess Juno against the Trojan people. This is consistent with her role throughout the Homeric epics.
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  • BN ID: 2940012909862
  • Publisher: zuubooks.com
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 1,061,068
  • File size: 440 KB

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Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2006

    The star rating is arbitrary...read on.

    Just so we're all clear: the following customer reviews address different translations, not the Hackett publication on this page. I haven't read Lombardo's translation of the Aeneid, but I have read some of his translations of other texts and they were great...His voice is very modern and readable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2000

    This review refers to the translation by C.H. Sisson.

    As you can see, there are many translations of The Aeneid out there. Most are in paperback, some are in hardcover. I first read The Aeneid from a second-hand paperback book, and years later decided to buy a hardcover translation to put on my bookshelf between my Homer and Horace hardcovers. Given only meager descriptions of The Aeneid hardcovers available from B&N, I more or less blindly chose the translation by C.H. Sisson. The book was advertised as having been published in 1995, but the book itself gave a copywright of 1986. The introduction is barely five pages long, and there are no notes or illustrations or a glossary. The dust jacket is rust in color and rather plain. The dimensions of the book itself is: 8 3/4' tall, 5 3/4' wide, and about 1 1/8' thick. I found the book to be smaller than my other hardcovers, which for some reason bothers me. I hope this description helps you, the potential buyer, in making your decision, as I wish I had this information when I selected. Book stores on the web are great, even superior to 'real' stores in many aspects, but sometimes we need more than just a photo (if we even have that)and non-descriptive info, especially when the only reviews are applied to every translation of a classical work. You may be thinking this reviewer needs to stop worrying about the sizes of books and get out of the house more. But for some of us, we want to know what a book looks like, to find the most attractive copy of a literary classic to place on our bookshelves. You know who you are. The bottom line, however, is whether you get this translation, a worn-out paperback edition, a book from a library, or any other competent translation of Virgil's masterpiece, you will have a great work to read and enjoy. And you get a longer bang for your buck if it looks good on your bookshelf after you finish it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Thistlefang

    He nodded. "Thank you. I appreciate it."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Fluttershy

    She nodded. Her eyes flashed for a second before she started to leave.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2014

    B

    Uh cats what does that have to do with the aeinad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2014

    Dismay

    Name: Dismay Stormcloak.<br>Age: Older than you.<br>Gender: Female.<br>Appearance: She's average size. She's a dark brown tabby with one white ear and one tawny ear. Her eyes are red and oddly human. She has a scar over her left eye and her white ear is somewhat torn.<br>Personality: Bi<_>tchy, sarcastic, and edgy. Yep. That about sums her up. <br>Mate: Dagger...?<br>Kits: Hemlock, Scythe, and Misery.<br>Other Family: Well, her biological family's huge, and she claimed Randi and Swift as hers. Sho.<br>History: To be honest, l have used this character for so many things, her history is screwed up. So l'm not even going to try to elaborate.<br>Other: Uhm...That's about it. xD Her counterpart's Raylen of Oliver Twist.<br>BAM. IF YOU ASK ANYTHING ABOUT ME, I HAVE A RIGHT TO BI<_>TCHSLAP YOU BECAUSE VUT'S ALL HERE. PEACE.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    &alpha

    &beta

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    OutCast's Marvelous Biography

    Ask or she will ki<_>ll you.
    <p>
    Ask and she will ki<_>ll you.
    <p>
    Marvelous, isn't it?
    <p>
    Look, sweetheart. You don't know me unless you're epic. If you're reading my biography to find out who I am, my case is closed.
    <p>
    Have a MARVELOUS day.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2014

    Fang bio

    Male name fang looks gray with a patch of tan furr that looks like a fang. He has green eyes crush is swift and he can be vicious and nice.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Furyfangs bio

    Name furyfang but you can call me bluddyfang

    Gender male

    Age just tearned 17 moons

    Mate i want one

    Kits none

    Crush none

    Claws three inches

    Fangs four inches

    Personality very pushy deadly has attitud very mean and uses bunny skin to wipe his claws and fangs

    Looks like dirt blond fur and a black pelt

    WARNING ATTACK ME THEN ITS YOUR FUNERULL

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2014

    OutCast's Bio

    Fu<_>ck you. You obviously don't know me, I probably don't wanna know you. Don't feel bad, I ha<_>te everyone. Now go on with your useless, pet<_>ty life.
    <p>
    Have a nice day, sir.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2014

    Firehawk's bio

    Name: Firehawk<p>Age: 17 moons. <p>Gender: She is a female. I feel this part is necessary because Firehawk can be a male name.<p> Appearance: A ginger with a strange silver eye and a green eye. The silver eye doen't give her powers, it's just devoid of color.<p>Mate/Crush/Kits: NA/Rohan, Rohan, Rohan, and did I mention Rohan?/NA<p>The song that describes her: Demons by Imagine Dragons.<p>Other: Ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2014

    Eclipse's Bio

    Name~DUR ECLIPSE!!! <p> Age~ Doesn't matter <p> Appearance~ A pure black she-cat with a long tail and dark blue eye that every once and a while will flicker with red. <p> Family~ Dead deal with it <p> History~Long and sad <p> Crush/Mate~ Thistlefang/No <p> Kits~ Zilch <p> Favorite Prey~ Raven <p> Theme Song~Don't Stop by 5SOS

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Fang's bio

    Name- Fang // Age- 22 Moons // Gender- &male // Looks- Large black tom with amber eyes // Crush- ... // Mate- Wants // Kits- Wants

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Rose's Bio

    Name :: RoseThorn
    <br>
    Gender :: &female
    <br>
    Age :: 16 Moons
    <br>
    Appearance :: Long-furred dark brown with white paws and dark emerald eyes.
    <br>
    Crush :: . . .
    <br>
    Mate :: . . .
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    Kits :: . . .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Djgfygh

    Ycggc

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Great book

    Good book..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Poor

    Poor edition with bad typographical errors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Bad ocr

    Unreadable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Poor copy

    Not readable. :(

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