Aeneid / Edition 1

Aeneid / Edition 1

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Aeneid / Edition 1

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: 9780872207325
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 355
Sales rank: 1,010,692
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (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
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 (Fagles Translation) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just so we're all clear: the following customer reviews address different translations, not the Hackett publication on this page. I haven't read Lombardo's translation of the Aeneid, but I have read some of his translations of other texts and they were great...His voice is very modern and readable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits down and waigs. And thinks. And cries.
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Name: wait a sec. Who cares?
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Name: *blank stare* <p> Age: 6 moons (random fact about the number six; it comes after the number five, and you can add up may different numbers to make it! Examples: 2 + 4, 3 + 3) <p> Gender &male and I am NOT gonna prove it. Perv. <p> Looks: shaggy white pelt, with coal black stripes on each of his legs, and three, count 'em, three horizontal gray stripes the run along his back, starting at his shoulders and ending at the base of his tail. His eyes are a bright, kingly violet, with darker violet speckles. <p> Personality: natural born leader, bold, sometimes sarcastic (okay, a lot of the time), and full of courage. Always up for any adventure and will dive into danger head-on without looking back. <p> Family: Seven (mother), Virus (father), Vitani (sister), Savvy (sister), Serval (brother), Toxin (grandfather). <p> Friends: well I just got here, but... I'd definitely say that Seven and Swift (Swufteh I'm sorreh! I promised I'd only ever call you by your nickname, but I lied :3) are my two best friends here. I hope to add to this list and include each and every one of you :D <p> <br> Baiii for now! *huggles and throws around white fundip* #Glosseh4ever #feedme
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name seriously age old enough looks black with blue patterns that look like fire hobbies fishing hunting questions ask
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Ill do it later
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<p> [Holy jebus, man! All you peeps are so high-tech! My bio's gonna suck. -__-] </p> <p> Reaper </p> <p> 13 moons old </p> <p> Feirce, can be kind, tempermental[Yo,I has gots issues. Stay back.], encouraging, loyal. </p> <p> No kin </p> <p> No mate, kits, but a crush on N - nevermind. </p> <p> No important history </p> <p> He has a small, thick banded, gold hoop earing in his right ear, and a worn leather collar that has a curling, black and silver metal feather dangling from it. </p> <p> He is a muscular, deep dark brown, long furred tabby tom. He has brilliant green eyes with gold fleck and streaks in the irises, long front fangs, and long, thick claws. </p>
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Alright! For easy reference, l'm going to not do the funny shtuff this time. Sowwy! <br> <p> Name- Platinum <br> <p> Nicknames- Plat, Platii, Plattii, Nummy, Platinun (typo mispell) <br> <p> Age- Not old, but not too young <br> <p> Gender- &female <br> <p> Looks- Dark grey with lighter grey chest and paws. One toe on a paw is almost white. Very dark blue eyes, almost navy. She has a scar on her stomach and ear, pressumably battle wounds. <br> <p> Personality- Stubborn, Often Irritated/ing, Bossy, Co<_>cky, Willfull. Also Kind, Funny, Strange, and Just Plain Cool (JPC) <br> <p> Kin- Parents are unknown. <br> Brother is Silverfang, or Silv. <br> Sisters-in-law are Mint, Shatter, Nightsky, Pikapower, Dream or Night or something, to name a few. <br> Nieces/Nephews- Silv's kits. <br> <p> History- When Platinum was still nursing, her mother kept er in a rabbit burrow. By the time Platinum was weened, her mother abandoned her. She lived as a loner then, never seeking friendship or companionship. Finally, her brother Silverfang found her and convinced her to join Bloodclan. <br> <p> Crush- Quasi <br> <p> Mate- Quasi <br> <p> Kits- Verdigris (&male), and Vermillion (&male) <br> <p> Birthday- March 28 (day BEFORE my real birthday) <br> <p> Fave Candy- Hershey's Cookies 'N' Cream, Reeses, Twix, KitKat, Snickers, Milky Way, or anything chocolate. Oh, and White Fundip (dying... ;[) ) <br> <p> Friends- Swift, Quasi, Randeh (more RPer-RPer), and Prism's RPer <br> <p> Siggy- &#31803 <br> <p> Other- Ask- that's an order. <br> <p> Baisees!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eh. I'll post it later. Somewhere else actually o.o
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NAME-Katty. AGE-19 in cat years. BREED-Norwiegin Forest cat AKA Wiegie. They are big!!!((I own one...i love him alot......ya....)) COLERATION-A small red and white cat with deep copper eyes. Long claws and sharp teeth. LIKES-Stuff. DISLIKES-Stuff. CRUSH/MATE-No and no. :(. THEME SONG-Flaws by Bastiel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blueblack fur with light gray flecks one green eye, the other has three red claw marks running down it and the pupil is a pearly white. IS ON NO ACCOUNT BLIND! Can treerun.
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Please move camp i want back in
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Randi, Conny, maybe Thistlefang, Platinum, and anyone else who HELPED m in this dillema.
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Name ashpelt Description gray fur with black stripes and red eyes Story born in the wild a feirce battle against shadow clan got his ear cut his right ear still has a scar later he joins bloodclan and this is his story
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~Tsunami~ <br> Name~ TsunamiHeart <br> Gender~ &female <br> Looks~ A sleek blue-gray she-cat with green eyes. <br> Crush~ Yep. <br> Mate~ Nope. <br> Kits~ No. <br> ~Summer~ <br> Name~ SummerDream <br> Gender~ &female <br> Looks~ Sleek, orange she-cat with orange stripes, and green eyes. <br> Crush~ Yep. <br> Mate~ No. <br> Kits~ Flicker, Fawn and Tornado.
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NAME: Melodypond. <br> GENDER: She-cat <br> APPEARANCE: Her fur is silvery white, with golden brown splotches here and there. Her right eye is gray, while the other is an icy blue. <br> PERSONALITY: She is a bit submissive at first, but she becomes more outgoing and talkative once one talks to her more. She isn't the biggest fan of crowds, either. <br> HISTORY: She doesn't enjoy talking about it, although she will if one asks. <br> OTHER: She is a traveller, and enjoys exploring and will do so whenever she can. She also only does things when given motivation, whether it is from herself or another.
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Name: Cinder <p> Gender: &female <p> Appearance: <br> Ashy Dark Gray pelt <br> Dark Gray eyes <p> Kin: <br> Avalanche ((Adoptive Brother)) <br> In AshClan <p> Crush/Mate/Kits: N/A
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Name: Seven Former name: Silvermoon Age: Old Gender: She Breed: Mix of: Russian Blue, Korat, and Oriental cats. Rank: Warrior ~~ Looks: Sleek and lithe frame, her pelt is a silver tint with black paws/legs. She has a black left ear and tail tip as well. White underbelly, chest and stripes on her back. Ember eyes alined with a ring of gold around the irises. Persona: That depends on who's speaking. She can be lovable, playful and kind or she can be down right hateful. ~~ Friends: Randi, Prism, Thistle, Silv, Sunny and she is gaining a few more. Mate: None Crush: Nope, not yet. Kits: Toxic, Serval, Vitani, and Savvy. ~~ Past: Frost took her in when she was barely a warrior, raised her in BC practically and learned all his ways. She met Venom, Toxic, Arachne, Thistle and many others during her time in BC. Seven fell inlove with a cat named Espio, she parted from BC to be with him. One day Espio was killed by a rogue and was reincarnated as Snatch, a new member of BC. Seven was darn to Snatch from his uncanny resemblence to Espio. Snatch disappeared along with Venom and Frost; leaving Seven all by herself. Seven ran off and lived as a rogue for a long while before returning to BC where she met Thistle. Seven raised a kit named Hawkkit, kit of HawkFrost. Seven then grew close HawkFrost through her vivid dreams. Scourge, leader at the time of BC killed Seven, sending her to the Dark Forest where she met HawkFrost amd lost two of her lives. HawkFrost saw she did not belong in the Dark Forest and made a deal with Star Clan. He promised to remain in thw Forest and be the guardian and cast judgement on who goes to the Dark Forest and who does not as long as Seven was able to go home. StarClan agreed and sent Seven home, reviving her. Now, Seven lives in BC and has met many wonderful cats.
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Name: look up. <p> Looks: light grey fur with darker grey stripes amber eyes and white tip tail.<p> personality: good to her friends, not afraid to kill, protective.<p> Age: 10 moons. <p>Mate/crush: none.<p> Kits: wanting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: i wounder Age: leave me alone Gender: she cat Fur color: jet black Eye color: redish Mate: .... Kits: .... History: I never had a clan... i was a loner and I attacked anything that breathed. Crush: i want to CRUSH everyone... Passion: killing, eating, fighting Personality, can be loving and nice, but is mostly dark, mean, angry, quiet, evil, and twisted.
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Name- Gee, I have no idea! Gender- She-cat Mate/Crush/Kits- No. (((Fine, I have a crush...))) Rank- Warrior Age- 10 Moons
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Calemvir <p> Species: He's actually a god, but he takes the form of a drakon to be fair. <P> Look: Drakon: He is nearly the size of a mountain, with pale blue scales. He is a giant serpant, with a hardened snout. God: When not in drakon form, he is a black inky mist. His most humanoid form is a human with massive black wings and dead white eyes. (He can be banished, but never killed, unless another god (Like Cassi) Confronts him..) <P> Gender: Male. <P>
rblaunder12 More than 1 year ago
Often books like this come down to translation. At the end, a reader will either like it or not depending on how the text resonates with them (since very few of us will be able to compare it to the original text). I thought this version was good, and while it required quite a lot of re-reading to get the intent, I attribute that more to the style of the writing and the fact that this is essentially an ancient book. Either way, whether you read this translation or another, it is well worth a read at some point in your life.