The Aeneid

The Aeneid

by Vergil, Sarah Ruden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300151411

ISBN-13: 9780300151411

Pub. Date: 05/19/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press


This extraordinary new translation of Vergil's Aeneid stands alone among modern translations for its accuracy and poetic appeal. Sarah Ruden, a lyric poet in her own right, renders the classic poem in the same number of lines as the original work—a very rare feat that maintains technical fidelity to the original without diminishing its

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This extraordinary new translation of Vergil's Aeneid stands alone among modern translations for its accuracy and poetic appeal. Sarah Ruden, a lyric poet in her own right, renders the classic poem in the same number of lines as the original work—a very rare feat that maintains technical fidelity to the original without diminishing its emotional power.
 
Ruden’s translation follows Vergil’s content faithfully, and the economy and fast pace she achieves are true to his own unflagging narrative force. With its central theme of national destiny versus. the destiny of individuals, the poem has great resonance in our own times, and Ruden adheres closely to the poet’s message. Her rendering of Vergil’s words gives immediacy to his struggling faith that history has beauty and purpose in spite of its pain. With this distinguished translation, modern readers can experience for themselves the timeless power of Vergil's masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300151411
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/19/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
221,891
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Translator's Preface....................vii
Book One....................1
Book Two....................24
Book Three....................48
Book Four....................70
Book Five....................91
Book Six....................117
Book Seven....................144
Book Eight....................168
Book Nine....................190
Book Ten....................214
Book Eleven....................241
Book Twelve....................268
Glossary....................297

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