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Aeneid - Virgil, Charles J. Billson
Aeneid
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Considered the greatest Roman poet, Vergil spent over a decade working on this monumental epic poem, which has been a source of inspiration for more than 2,000 years. Its twelve books tell the heroic story of Aeneas, a Trojan who escaped the burning ruins of Troy to found Lavinium, the parent... show more
Considered the greatest Roman poet, Vergil spent over a decade working on this monumental epic poem, which has been a source of inspiration for more than 2,000 years. Its twelve books tell the heroic story of Aeneas, a Trojan who escaped the burning ruins of Troy to found Lavinium, the parent city of Rome, in the west.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486287492 (0486287491)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
3.0 The Aeneid
Virgil, you shameless shameless flatterer who clearly paid VERY close attention to Homer's writing (a bit TOO close, in some places). "The Aeneid", in its sadly incomplete form of only 12 books out of the 40 Virgil planned on writing, is very much a sandwich, dare I say even "fan fiction"-like, vers...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.0 The epic foundations of the Roman State
Here I am, sitting on my parents' couch back in Adelaide on a brisk Sunday morning after seeing my football team lose last night and now I am wondering what I am going to write about the Aeneid. There is certainly a lot that I want to write about this epic poem but I really don't know where to start...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
Even from my first read, I thought the Aeneid was one of those classic works that read like an adventure novel. I teased my friend the Latin scholar that it’s Roman Imperialist propaganda, and it is. But as she replied, “Yeah, but by that era’s equivalent of Shakespeare.” And you know, after all, Ma...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
4.0 The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
the foundational epic of the Roman Empire is a pretty good adventure fable, although one really needs an annotated version to really get the full story. perhaps not quite as strong as Homer's Odyssey or Iliad, clearly the Aeneid does have its really flowing parts, and it is helpful to understand the...
janeg
janeg rated it
Too many names!
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