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Aeneid of Virgil : A Verse Translation - 81 edition

Aeneid of Virgil : A Verse Translation (ISBN10: 0520045505; ISBN13: 9780520045507)
ISBN13: 978-0520045507
ISBN10: 0520045505

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520044395
ISBN10: 0520044398

Summary: 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 Aenei
d 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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Summary: 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 ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 81
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Year Published: 1981
International: No



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