"Virgilian studies in England were raised to a new plane with the publication of R.G. Austin's commentary on Aeneid II (1964). His Aeneid IV (1955) had given a slightly meagre foretaste of the riches to be revealed in the editions of Aeneid II, I (1971), and VI. Austin's contribution to our understanding of the Aeneid now stands comparision with Heinze's or Norden's."Journal of Roman Studies. "Throughout, Austin's characteristic sensitivity and refined judgement combine with careful scholarship to present a balanced, sound commentary on this most difficult and crucial book of Virgil's epic poem."Classical World.