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
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Table of Contents
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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Nods. And flies away.
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