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 ...show mored 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 lessEdition/Copyright: 81
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