Virgil: Aeneid I

Virgil: Aeneid I

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In Book I of the Aeneid, Aeneas is shipwrecked on the coast of North Africa, near where the Phoenician queen Dido is building a city that will become Carthage. Aeneas and Dido meet. Their doomed love is set against Aeneas' destiny as founding father of Rome.

Edited by Keith Maclennan, this volume makes Virgil's work more accessible to today's students

Overview

In Book I of the Aeneid, Aeneas is shipwrecked on the coast of North Africa, near where the Phoenician queen Dido is building a city that will become Carthage. Aeneas and Dido meet. Their doomed love is set against Aeneas' destiny as founding father of Rome.

Edited by Keith Maclennan, this volume makes Virgil's work more accessible to today's students, by setting it in its literary and historical context and taking account of the most recent scholarship and critical approaches to Virgil. The edition includes a full introduction which covers Virgil's life and writings, his literary predecessors, a summary of the epic poem's plot, an exploration of Rome, Carthage and Dido's role, explanation of the metre, and some notes on translating and reading the poem.

As well as the introduction, the volume contains the original Latin text, in-depth annotation to explain language and content, a glossary and a comprehensive vocabulary list.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472502841
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/20/2014
Series:
Latin Texts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
188
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Keith Maclennan was Head of Classics at Rugby School. He is the author of editions of Books IV and VI of the 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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