The Aeneid [NOOK Book]

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The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of roughly 10,000 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, ...
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The Aeneid

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Overview

The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of roughly 10,000 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's 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.

The hero Aeneas was already known to Greco-Roman legend and myth, having been a character in the Iliad, composed in the 8th century BC. Virgil took the disconnected tales of Aeneas' wanderings, his vague association with the foundation of Rome and a personage of no fixed characteristics other than a scrupulous piety, and fashioned this into a compelling founding myth or nationalist epic that at once tied Rome to the legends of Troy, explained the Punic wars, glorified traditional Roman virtues and legitimized the Julio-Claudian dynasty as descendants of the founders, heroes and gods of Rome and Troy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014603324
  • Publisher: Mundus Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 319
  • File size: 2 MB

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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 March 9, 2015

    Hratha's Bio

    Name: Hratha<br>
    Species: Hurrok<br>
    Gender: &female<br>
    Rank: Lieutenant to Lord Dagorain<br>
    Looks: Go to Dagorain's bio for a description of hurroks. Hratha's coat is copper colored. Her mane, tail, wings, and legs are black. Her rump is dusted with small white flecks.<p>
    Personality: Ruthless and cunning. Her mind is as sharp as a double-edged blade. Has no remorse for lives taken and is as dangerous as he<_>ll in battle. She has nothing to lose.<p>
    Crush/Mate/Foals/: She's a soldier; she has no use of them.<p>
    Weapons: Talons, fangs, can create shockwaves.<p>
    Other: You won't ever find out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2015

    Alana's bio

    Name:hey i see it! Age: 12 years species: human gender: alana is a girl name personality: meet her looks: brown hair blue eyes slightly tan skin dragon: I WANT ONE!!! Crush: seems to be mostly dragons here. And im only twelve anyways. Powers: can make elamental fire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2015

    Dagorain's Bio

    Name ~ Dagorain <br>
    Species ~ A Hurrok from Tamora Pierce's The Immortals series.<br>
    Gender ~ &male<br>
    Rank ~ Lord of the Razor Tribe ( hurrok tribe ) <p>
    Appearance ~ He looks like a white horse with large black eagle wings. Long, black mane and tail. Talons instead of hooves with cruel, curved claws, which he sharpens to a deadly point at the tips. Bloodred, forward-facing eyes with round pupils. Hidden are long, sharp fangs. Carnivorous and foul-smelling. Deafening, bloodcurdling screeches and screams.<p>
    Personality ~ Go find out, if you dare.<br>
    Weapons and skills ~ Talons, fangs, venom in canines, powerful bite, strong kicking force, can create a powerful shockwave in front or behind himself using his in-born magic. Terrifyingly swift and agile in air, and able to easily slip out from between tangles of dragons because of his relatively small size ( size of a regular horse minus the wings )<p>
    Other ~ Find out yourself<p>
    ~ D&alpha<_>g&sigma&pi&alpha&iota<_>n

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2015

    A red liquid

    Removed one of Xtoski's scalds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2015

    Arid's Bio

    Name- Arid <p> Gender- &female <p> Species- SandWing and SkyWing hybrid <p> Apearance- Has golden brown and red scales with large wings and claws <p> Abilities- A powerful fighter and has a poison barbed tail. Also can breathe fire ad withstand hot temperatures <p> Crush- No

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Twilight and Zayele's Bio.

    Name Twilight <p> Gender female <p> Personality meet me <p> Appearance the upper part of her body is a dark blue that grafually fades to purple and the purple fades to a pink. Her horns and spines are a dark blue. She has light blue eyes. <p> Crush: been watching him for a very long time which for her means whn the war started. And im not tellin no one. <p> Name Zayele <p> Gender Female. <p> Personality Meet me <p> Appearance Waist length black hair with a silver and purple streak in it. Slim body and pale skin. Blue eyes. Pointed ears. Silver and purple dragon wings that also have flecks of black on them. Nornaly wears a silver and purple graphic tshirt with a raven on it, black jeans skinny jeans with a silver braided belt and silver and black gladiator snadals with dark purple jewels on them. <p> Spieces half dragon half elf. <p>Anything else but history ask!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2015

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2015

    Storm's bio

    Name : Storm<p>Gender : &female<p>Age : 500 years<p>Species : Rainwing Icewing Skrill hybrid<p>Looks : dark grey scales with white lightning bolts on her side. She can turn her scales invisible. Her eyes are electric blue. She has a mane of stormy blue icicle-like horns. She stands at 50 feet tall and has a length of 40 feet. She has a wingspan of 139 feet. Her tail narrows to a whip-thin end. She is very pretty. Her claws are serated.<p>Mate : Kyros but idk if he will join. If he doesn't, she likes Dracon<p>Dragonets : Pine, Dusk, Night, Galaxy, Coral, Fang, and Blood<p>Personality : fiery temper when set off, ferocious, will kill to protect those she loves and cares about<p>Weapons : fire, ice, lightning, electricly charged ice and fire, claws, teeth, wings, tail, horns, venom<p>Abilities : can turn invisible, breathe ice, breathe lightning, breathe fire, can spit venom<p>Siggy : &#9830&lambda&#9830 S&tau&sigma&pi<_>m &#9830&lambda&#9830<p>Theme Song : Dark Horse by Katie Perry and Roar/Eye of the Tiger also by Katie Perry<p>Other : ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Fallenblood's Bio

    Name :: Fallenblood
    <br>
    Age :: 500 years
    <br>
    Gender :: &male
    <br>
    Type :: Shadow dragon.
    <br>
    Appearance :: A large black-scaled dragon with shadowy wings and white irises, his midnight pupils a deep contrast to the iris. His teeth are curved inwards, serrated, as well as his claws.
    <br>
    Dragonets :: Blackfeather
    <br>
    Mate :: None, was once an ampithere.
    <br>
    Other :: Ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Xtoski

    Name: Xtoski <br> Age: the first dragon. <br> Apearance: seventeen heads. He's all black. His blood is lava. Now go ki<_>ll somedragon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Terroz

    Name: Terroz <p> Gender: male <br> Apearance: blue with a red spine and a red streak on his forehead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    Sadie

    Sits down and waigs. And thinks. And cries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Ignore the figure

    Okay

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2014

    Maroons Biography

    Name: wait a sec. Who cares?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2014

    &infin Fluttershy's Bio! &infin

    Name: *suspicious glare* <p> Nicknames: Fluts, Flutter, and (ONE time...) Poneh. <p> Age: Pineapple. Der. <p> Gender: &female <p> Looks: She's light, dandilion yellow with blue-green eyes and longish fur. <p> Mate: Armageddon <p> Kits: Adder (fathered by Burninghate (he force.mated Flutter)) <br> NOTE: She has others who are adopted. <p> Kin: Khoni (Mother, Rouge) <br> Blaze (Brother, Rouge) <br> Dashing: (Brother, Rouge) <br> Spottedpaw (Sister, ThunderClan) <p> History: Ask meh. <p> Personlity: Meet me! :3 <p> Theme Song: 'Discord' by The Living Tombstone <p> BAI

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2014

    Ebony's Nicknames (New Edition! Coolyo!)

    Nickynamiys: Ebs, Eb, possibly Ebaneiser, Ebidable, Ebbie, Ebone, and Ebls.

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