The Aeneid

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Virgil, David West (Introduction by, Translator)
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'The most truthful translation ever, conveying as many nuances and whispers as are possible from the original' The Times After a century of civil strife in Rome and Italy, Virgil wrote the Aeneid to honour the emperor Augustus by praising his legendary ancestor Aeneas. As a patriotic epic imitating Homer, the Aeneid also set out to provide Rome with a literature equal to that of Greece. It tells of Aeneas, survivor of the sack of Troy, and of his seven-year journey: to Carthage, where he falls tragically in love with Queen Dido; then to the underworld,; and finally to Italy, where he founds Rome. It is a story of defeat and exile, of love and war, hailed by Tennyson as 'the stateliest measure ever moulded by the lips of man'. Translated with an Introduction by DAVID WEST

Characters All Characters Aeneas Juno Turnus Dido Virgil Symbols All Symbols The Household Gods ... The Aeneid is the great refugee narrative of its own time, and it should be for our time too." — Nathalie Haynes, The Guardian "Pure Vergil . .

The Aeneid has been divided into the following sections: Book I [77k] Book II [80k] Book III [69k] Book IV [74k] Book V ... Aeneas is a hero in the classic, literary sense of the word: he is the main figure of an epic, our quester, who sets out on a journey given by the gods, facing trials and tribulations along the... After half a century of civil strife in Rome and Italy, Virgil wrote The Aeneid to honour the emperor Augustus by praising Aeneas - Augustus' legendary ancestor. As a patriotic epic imitating Homer, The Aeneid also provided Rome with a literature equal to that of Greece.

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