Labors of Aeneas

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The Labors of Aeneas is a delightful retelling of Vergil's Aenied that has changed the tone, but not the tale. Ever-faithful to the story's facts, Rose Williams recounts Vergil's epic in a modern's voice-in witty, droll fashion. Readers with little or no classical background can savor the story, and easily follow a narrative renowned for its complexity. Those who already know the story will recognize, through tears of laughter, the unwitting narrator: the first-time reader, ...
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Overview

The Labors of Aeneas is a delightful retelling of Vergil's Aenied that has changed the tone, but not the tale. Ever-faithful to the story's facts, Rose Williams recounts Vergil's epic in a modern's voice-in witty, droll fashion. Readers with little or no classical background can savor the story, and easily follow a narrative renowned for its complexity. Those who already know the story will recognize, through tears of laughter, the unwitting narrator: the first-time reader, agape at the great cultural challenge this epic has always posed.

This volume includes:

  • The story of The Aeneid, Books I-XII, retold
  • Black and white illustrations
  • Notes
  • A glossary of gods prominent in The Aeneid

Herein, be forewarned, on can read how Aeneas

  • Started off life in the fast lane, as son of a goddess
  • Escaped from burning Troy, only to find himself one wife short
  • Trudged through dreary goo in the underworld
  • Got the best shield ever via his stepfather's rush job
  • Finished off Turnus, insuring that future Romans could slip and slide their way to world domination.

A humorous retelling of the adventures of Aeneas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865165564
  • Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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