Author: Virgil

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670038039

Category: Poetry

Page: 486

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Recounts the adventures of the Trojan prince Aeneas, who helped found Rome, after the fall of Troy.
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Author: Philip R. Hardie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415152488

Category: Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature

Page: 399

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A Verse Translation

Author: Virgil,Barry Moser,Allen Mandelbaum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520254152

Category: History

Page: 413

View: 536

"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 "The book has a wonderful, detailed liveliness in every line."--Robert Fagles "Comes closer to the impossible goal of perfection than any of the numerous efforts that have poured out of American and British presses since World War II."--William S. Anderson
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A Verse Translation

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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A verse translation of Virgil's poem about the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy.
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Author: Virgil,Frederick Ahl

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019151778X

Category: Poetry

Page: 468

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Extract One: Book 5, from line 362 (MP3 format, 8:17, 15 MB) Extract Two: Book 6, from line 268 (MP3 format, 4:41, 8.5 MB) "Arms and the man I sing." So begins one of the greatest works of literature in any language. Written more than two thousand years ago, The Aeneid tells the story of Aeneas' seven-year journey from the ruins of Troy to Italy, where he becomes the founding ancestor of Rome. Virgil's supreme achievement is not only to reveal Rome's imperial future, but to invest it with both passion and suffering for all those caught up in the fates of others. Frederick Ahl's new translation captures the excitement, poetic energy, and intellectual force of the original in a way that has never been done before. Ahl has used a version of Virgil's ancient hexameter, a swift-moving six-beat line varying between twelve and seventeen syllables, to reproduce the original poetry in a thrillingly accurate and engaging style. This is an Aeneid that the first-time reader can grasp and enjoy, and whose rendition of Virgil's subtleties of thought and language will enthrall those already familiar with the epic. Unlike most translators, Ahl has chosen to retain Virgil's word-play, the puns and anagrams and other instances of the poet's ebullient wit. "To shear away Virgil's luxuriance," Ahl writes, "is not to separate the painting from a (superfluous) gilded frame, but to lacerate the canvas. Like Shakespeare and the Greek tragedians, Virgil grasped that humor and earnestness are not mutually exclusive in art any more than they are in life. One should read the Aeneid not in solemn homage, but for enjoyment." Enhanced by Elaine Fantham's Introduction, Ahl's comprehensive notes, and an invaluable indexed glossary, this lively new translation brings readers closer to the original and the myriad enjoyments to be found there.
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An Epic Poem of Rome

Author: Virgil,Levi Robert Lind

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253200457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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"This translation with its admirable projection of the various moods throughout the poem can be recommended to both classicist and non-classicist." —The Classical World "Of all the editions of the Aeneid in English, [this] volume should be of special interest to the teacher—as well as to the student." —The Classical Outlook
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Author: Virgi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3961896011

Category: Poetry

Page: 148

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The Aeneid is an epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It comprises 9,896 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed. The hero Aeneas was already known to Greco-Roman legend and myth, having been a character in the Iliad. Virgil took the disconnected tales of Aeneas's wanderings, his vague association with the foundation of Rome and a personage of no fixed characteristics other than a scrupulous pietas, and fashioned this into a compelling founding myth or national epic that at once tied Rome to the legends of Troy, explained the Punic Wars, glorified traditional Roman virtues, and legitimized the Julio-Claudian dynasty as descendants of the founders, heroes, and gods of Rome and Troy. The Aeneid is widely regarded as Virgil's masterpiece and one of the greatest works of Latin literature.
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Author: Virgil




Page: N.A

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This epic poem focuses on the heroic Aeneas as he flees from the Trojan disaster and makes his way to what is to become the mighty Roman empire. He travels all over the lands of the Greco-Roman myths including going to the dreaded underworld to face his very fate itself.
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Roman Social and Political Values in the Epic

Author: Richard Ciro Monti

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004063280

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

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Author: Virgil,Gawin Douglas,Gordon Kendal

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 0947623965

Category: Aeneas (Legendary character)

Page: 840

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Het epos van de Latijnse schrijver (70-19 v. Chr.) over de stamvader van het Romeinse volk.
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Author: K. W. Gransden,S. J. Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521539807

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

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The Aeneid is a landmark of literary narrative and poetic sensibility. This 2004 guide gives a full account of the historical setting and significance of Virgil's epic, and discusses the poet's use of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the most celebrated episodes in the poem, including the tragedy of Dido and Aeneas' visit to the underworld. The volume examines Virgil's psychological and philosophical insights, and explains the poem's status as the central classic of European culture. The final chapter considers the Aeneid's influence on later writers including Dante and the Romantics. The guide to further reading has been updated and will prove to be an invaluable resource to students coming to The Aeneid for the first time.
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a companion to the translation of C. Day Lewis with introduction, commentary & glossary

Author: Robert Deryck Williams

Publisher: Bristol Classical Pr


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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A Commentary based on the translation, with Introduction and Glossary
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A Semiotic Interpretation of the Dreams of Aeneas and Turnus

Author: Patrick Kragelund

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772891903

Category: Fiction

Page: 91

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A semiotic interpretation of the dreams of Aeneas and Turnus.
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Political Thought in the Aeneid

Author: Eve Adler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585455090

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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In Vergil's Empire, Eve Adler offers an exciting new interpretation of the political thought of Vergil's Aeneid. Adler argues that in this epic poem, Vergil presents the theoretical foundations of a new political order, one that resolves the conflict between scientific enlightenment and ancestral religion that permeated the ancient world. The work concentrates on Vergil's response to the physics, psychology, and political implications of Lucretius' Epicurean doctrine expressed in De Rerum Natura. Proceeding by a close analysis of the Aeneid, Adler examines Vergil's critique of Carthage as a model of universal enlightenment, his positive doctrine of Rome as a model of universal religion, and his criticism of the heroism of Achilles, Odysseus, and Epicurus in favor of the heroism of Aeneas. Beautifully written and clearly argued, Vergil's Empire will be of great value to all interested in the classical world.
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Author: William Scovil Anderson

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 086516598X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

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Anderson's text captures both the toughness and the tenderness of the greatest work of Latin literature. Includes examinations of each book of the Aeneid, extensive notes, suggestions for further reading, and a Vergil chronology.
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Imagining the Future in the Aeneid

Author: Anne Rogerson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107115396

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 900

Offers a fresh interpretation of Virgil's Aeneid via a detailed study of its child hero, Ascanius, young son of Aeneas.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Airmont Publishing Company


Category: Poetry

Page: 352

View: 2987

Virgil, a Roman poet of the first century B.C., chose the epic form of the Greek master, Homer, to embody his tale of the wanderings and adventures of Aeneas. Aeneas, who appears as a minor character, a Trojan prince & an enemy of the Greek heroes, in the Iliad, here occupies center stage.
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