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Virgil: Aeneid IV
     

Virgil: Aeneid IV

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In Book IV of Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the most studied books of that epic poem, Dido, queen of Carthage, is inflamed by love for Aeneas. The goddesses Juno and Venus plot to unite them, and their 'marriage' is consummated in a cave during a hunt. However, Jupiter sends Mercury to remind Aeneas of his duty, and the hero departs despite Dido's passionate pleas. At the

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In Book IV of Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the most studied books of that epic poem, Dido, queen of Carthage, is inflamed by love for Aeneas. The goddesses Juno and Venus plot to unite them, and their 'marriage' is consummated in a cave during a hunt. However, Jupiter sends Mercury to remind Aeneas of his duty, and the hero departs despite Dido's passionate pleas. At the end of the book, Dido commits suicide.

This classic edition of the Latin text of Book IV replaces the long-serving edition by Gould and Whiteley, making this book more accessible to today's students and taking account of the most recent scholarship and critical approaches to Virgil. It includes a substantial introduction, annotation to explain language and content, and a comprehensive vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472538734
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Keith MacLennan was Head of Classics at Rugby School, UK, and editor of books I, IV and VI of Virgil: Aeneid, also published by Bloomsbury.
Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70-19 BC) was born in the north of Italy and completed his education in Rome. Generally considered Rome's greatest poet, he wrote Eclogues, 37 BC, and Georgics, 29 BC. He then devoted the rest of his life to the composition of his greatest work, the epic poem the Aeneid.
Keith Maclennan was Head of Classics at Rugby School, UK, and is editor of books I, IV and VI of Virgil's Aeneid, also published by Bloomsbury. He is also author of Horace, a Poet for a New Age (2010), and co-editor of Plautus' Aulularia (2016).

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Virgil: Aeneid IV 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok... i gtgtb too.