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The Aeneid
by Virgil and Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox


Overview - Fagles' translations of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Now, the much-anticipated new translation of Virgil's epic poem from the award-winning translator reintroduces "The Aeneid" to a whole new generation.  Read more...

 
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More About The Aeneid by Virgil; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox
 
 
 
Overview
Fagles' translations of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Now, the much-anticipated new translation of Virgil's epic poem from the award-winning translator reintroduces "The Aeneid" to a whole new generation.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780670038039
  • ISBN-10: 0670038032
  • Publisher: Viking Books
  • Publish Date: November 2006
  • Page Count: 486
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.52 x 1.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.94 pounds


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Adventures of an archetypal hero

Ancient Rome's most illustrious poet, Publius Vergilius Maro (aka Virgil) lived from 70-19 B.C. During those five decades, much history was made: The senators assassinated Caesar; Cleopatra committed suicide; Octavian became emperor. The Aeneid, sparked by Octavian's request for a narrative that would pay tribute to his government, occupied the last decade of Virgil's life, and although he died before he could finish it, the poem was immediately appreciated as a work of genius.

Robert Fagles' new translation of The Aeneid is a fluid, lyrical rendering of the epic. One of the world's leading classicists, whose versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey have sold more than a million copies, Fagles brings a contemporary vigor to Virgil's lines. Despite the passage of centuries, Aeneas remains a compelling protagonist, noble yet flawed, and his adventures—an affair with Queen Dido of Carthage, a journey through the Underworld, the founding of Imperial Rome—make for rousing reading. Fagles' lively, accessible translation includes a glossary and notes, which serve to put this seminal saga in context.

 
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