The Aeneid

The Aeneid

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by Virgil
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1434463869

ISBN-13: 9781434463869

Pub. Date: 03/30/2008

Publisher: Wildside Press

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434463869
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
03/30/2008
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Map: The Voyages of Aeneas     42
Virgil: The Aeneid
Safe Haven After Storm     47
The Final Hours of Troy     74
Landfalls, Ports of Call     103
The Tragic Queen of Carthage     127
Funeral Games for Anchises     153
The Kingdom of the Dead     182
Beachhead in Latium, Armies Gather     213
The Shield of Aeneas     241
Enemy at the Gates     266
Captains Fight and Die     293
Camilla's Finest Hour     324
The Sword Decides All     355
Notes
Translator's Postscript     387
Genealogy: The Royal Houses of Greece and Troy     404
Suggestions for Further Reading     406
Variants from the Oxford Classical Text     410
Notes on the Translation     411
Pronouncing Glossary     424

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The Aeneid 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes but did yu know this you were dead even before you could run. His body light on fire as he flaped up to be lvl with his face. You ever wonderd what happens to a dragon in a super nova.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nods. And flies away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A silver and black tabby she cat padds in. "May I join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Platinum (posting from computer!) As the most awesome person in the WORLD, I command to be given all donuts! [Lol] {Anyone else have no school today?}
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gtg bbt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shatterclaw ------------ Meh, I just meant that I looked into the bios and saw like 10 cats had a crush on him... -.- But LOL about the school thingy, I feel the same!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well Basalt is his great-great-great granddaughter^-^ got that bloodclan bloos up in there!
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
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