Virgil: Aeneid I [NOOK Book]

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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, by setting it in its literary and historical context and taking account of the most recent ...
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Virgil: Aeneid I

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472502841
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 6/20/2014
  • Series: Latin Texts
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 961,674
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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 editor of books I, IV and VI of Virgil: Aeneid, also published by Bloomsbury.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Tantae molis erat ...
2. The Aeneid and Roman history
3. Virgil's life and writings
4. Virgil's predecessors
5. Rome, Carthage and Dido
6. Summary of the Aeneid
7. The Aeneid after Virgil
8. Translating Virgil
9. Metre
10. Virgil's use of metre and language
11. Reading Virgil
Some reading
Aeneid I: The Latin Text
Notes on the Text
Index 1: Literary, grammatical and metrical terms
Index 2: Names etc.
Vocabulary
Abbreviations
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