9780140440515

The Aeneid

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140440515

  • ISBN10:

    0140440518

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/30/1956
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

"Written by the Roman poet Virgil more than two thousand years ago, the story of Aeneas' seven-year journey from the ruins of Troy to Italy, where he becomes the founding ancestor of Rome, is a narrative on an epic scale: Aeneas and his companions contend not only with human enemies but with the whim of the gods. His destiny preordained by Jupiter, Aeneas is nevertheless assailed by dangers invoked by the goddess Juno, and by the torments of love, loyalty, and despair. Virgil's supreme achievement is not only to reveal Rome's imperial future for his patron Augustus, 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. Echoing the Virgilian hexameter the verse stays almost line for line with the original in an accurate style."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9(2)
Introduction 11(16)
THE AENEID
The Trojans reach Carthage
27(24)
Aeneas' Narration -- The Sack of Troy
51(24)
Aeneas' Narration continued -- His Travels
75(22)
The Tragedy of Dido
97(22)
The Funeral Games
119(28)
The Visit to the Underworld
147(28)
War in Latium
175(26)
The Site of the Future Rome
201(24)
Siege of the Trojan Camp
225(26)
The Relief and Pitched Battle
251(28)
Councils of War: Pitched Battle Again
279(30)
Decision: the Death of Turnus
309(30)
List of Variations from the Oxford Text 339(4)
Glossary of Names 343(19)
Select Bibliography 362(1)
Maps 363(3)
Genealogical Table of the Royal Houses of Troy and Greece 366

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