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Aeneid

Aeneid - rev edition

Aeneid - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780679729525

ISBN10: 0679729526

Aeneid by Virgil - ISBN 9780679729525
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 83
Copyright: 1983
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1983
International: No
Aeneid by Virgil - ISBN 9780679729525

ISBN13: 9780679729525

ISBN10: 0679729526

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 83

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Summary

Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.

Author Bio

Virgil (70 B.C-19 B.C) is regarded as the greatest Roman poet, known for his epic, The Aeneid (written about 29 B.C. unfinished). Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C., in a small village near Mantua in Northern Italy. He attended school at Cremona and Milan, and then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and completed his studies in Naples. Between 42 and 37 B.C. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Ecologues, and spent years on the Georgics.At the urging of Augustus Caesar, Virgil began to write The Aeneid, a poem of the glory of Rome under Caesars rule. Virgil devoted the remaining time of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., to the composition of The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome and to glory of the Empire. The poet died in 19 B.C of a fever he contracted on his visit to Greece with the Emperor. It is said that the poet had instructed his executor Varius to destroy The Aeneid, but Augustus ordered Varius to ignore this request, and the poem was published.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Book I A Fateful Haven 1
Book II How They Took the City 31
Book III Sea Wanderings and Strange Meetings 63
Book IV The Passion of the Queen 93
Book V Games and a Conflagration 123
Book VI The World Below 157
Book VII Juno Served by a Fury 193
Book VIII Arcadian Allies 227
Book IX A Night Sortie, a Day Assault 257
Book X The Death of Princes 291
Book XI Debaters and a Warrior Girl 329
Book XII The Fortunes of War 365
Postscript 403
Glossary 419

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