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The Aeneid of Virgil: A Verse Translation By Rolfe Humphries / Edition 1
     

The Aeneid of Virgil: A Verse Translation By Rolfe Humphries / Edition 1

by Virgil, Brian Wilkie, Rolfe Humphries
 

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ISBN-10: 0024277800

ISBN-13: 9780024277800

Pub. Date: 01/05/1987

Publisher: Pearson

Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well. Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over 2,000 years

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Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well. Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over 2,000 years. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. The Aeneid is a book for all the time and all people.

"Allen Mandelbaum has produced a living Aeneid, a version that is unmistakably poetry." -- Erich Segal, The New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant translation; the only one since Dryden which reads like English verse and conveys some of the majesty and pathos of the original." -- Bernard M. W. Knox

"Mandelbaum has... given us a contemporary experience of the masterpiece, at last." -- David Ignatow

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ISBN-13:
9780024277800
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/05/1987
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world—as literature as well. Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism—the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate—that has influenced writers for over 2,000 years. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. The Aeneid is a book for all the time and all people.

"A brilliant translation; the only one since Dryden which reads like English verse and conveys some of the majesty and pathos of the original." — Bernard M. W. Knox

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