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Aeneid
by Virgil and Stanley Lombardo and W. R. Johnson


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Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the "Aeneid" as compelling as his groundbreaking translations of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," yet one that--like the "Aeneid" itself--conveys a unique epic sensibility and a haunting artistry all its own.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the "Aeneid" as compelling as his groundbreaking translations of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," yet one that--like the "Aeneid" itself--conveys a unique epic sensibility and a haunting artistry all its own.

W. R. Johnson's Introduction makes an ideal companion to the translation, offering brilliant insight into the legend of Aeneas; the contrasting roles of the gods, fate, and fortune in Homeric versus Virgilian epic; the character of Aeneas as both wanderer and warrior; Aeneas' relationship to both his enemy Turnus and his lover Dido; the theme of doomed youths in the epic; and Virgil's relationship to the brutal history of Rome that he memorializes in his poem.

A map, a Glossary of Names, a Translator's Preface, and Suggestions for Further Reading are also included.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780872207318
  • ISBN-10: 0872207315
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc
  • Publish Date: March 2005
  • Page Count: 355


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