The Aeneid

The Aeneid
Author: Virgil
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780141901695
Available:
Release: 2003-03-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'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

The Aeneid

The Aeneid
Author: Vergil
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781984854100
Available:
Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"For two thousand years, the epic tale of Aeneas's dramatic flight from Troy, his doomed love affair with Dido, his descent into the underworld, and the bloody story behind the establishment of Rome has electrified audiences around the world. In Vergil's telling, Aeneas's heroic journey not only gave Romans and Italians a thrilling origin story, it established many of the fundamental themes of Western life and literature--the role of duty and self-sacrifice, the place of love and passion in human life, the relationship between art and violence, the tension between immigrant and indigenous people, and the way new foundations are so often built upon the wreckage of those who came before. Throughout the course of Western history, the Aeneid has affirmed our best and worst intentions and forced us to confront our deepest contradictions."--Provided by publisher.

Aeneid

Aeneid
Author: Virgil
Pages: 455
ISBN: HARVARD:HN1ISE
Available:
Release: 1873
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Aeneid

The Aeneid
Author: Virgil,David West
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9780140449327
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Translated with an Introduction by David West.

Aeneis

Aeneis
Author: Publio Virgilio Marón,Virgil,Publius Vergilius Maro
Pages: 259
ISBN: 052135952X
Available:
Release: 1994-11-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first major single-volume edition in English of the pivotal book in Virgil's Aeneid , featuring the expedition of Nisus and Euryalus.

The Aeneid

The Aeneid
Author: Virgil
Pages: 301
ISBN: 0253200458
Available:
Release: 1963
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

" --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

Virgil s Aeneid

Virgil s Aeneid
Author: Virgil
Pages: 423
ISBN: 0140446273
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the adventures of the Trojan prince Aeneas, who helped found Rome, after the fall of Troy.

The Aeneid

The Aeneid
Author: Virgil
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101201541
Available:
Release: 2006-11-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles’ mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome. His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself--all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire. An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times. Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the Aeneid to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original Latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Featuring an illuminating introduction to Virgil’s world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Aeneid of Virgil

The Aeneid of Virgil
Author: Virgil
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780553897784
Available:
Release: 2003-07-29
Editor: Bantam Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well. Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over 2,000 years. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. The Aeneid is a book for all the time and all people.

Aeneid

Aeneid
Author: Virgil
Pages: 662
ISBN: 9781443440851
Available:
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Troy falls at the end of the Trojan War, the Trojan hero Aeneas and his followers embark on a journey to find a new home. After recounting the disastrous end of the war and the Greek ruse of the Trojan Horse, Aeneas and his men struggle against the scheming gods to make their way to Latium, where they intend to build a new home by any means necessary. Although Virgil died before he could fully complete his epic poem, the first Emperor of Rome, Augustus Caesar, insisted that Aeneid be published. The story of the conquer of Latium, a city-state close to where Rome would one day be founded, served was an important work of propaganda about the heroic origins of the Roman Empire. The Aeneid is often compared to the Greek epic poems Iliad and Odyssey by Homer, as they are written in the same rhyme scheme and cover the same events and themes as Homer’s works. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Virgil Aeneid

Virgil  Aeneid
Author: Virgil
Pages: 371
ISBN: 0521313635
Available:
Release: 2012-07-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book XII brings Virgil's Aeneid to a close, as the long-delayed single combat between Aeneas and Turnus ends with Turnus' death - a finale that many readers find more unsettling than triumphant. In this, the first detailed single-volume commentary on the book in any language, Professor Tarrant explores Virgil's complex portrayal of the opposing champions, his use and transformation of earlier poetry (Homer's in particular) and his shaping of the narrative in its final phases. In addition to the linguistic and thematic commentary, the volume contains a substantial introduction that discusses the larger literary and historical issues raised by the poem's conclusion; other sections include accounts of Virgil's metre, later treatments of the book's events in art and music, and the transmission of the text. The edition is designed for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students and will also be of interest to scholars of Latin literature.

The Aeneid

The Aeneid
Author: Diego Agrimbau
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781496561138
Available:
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Classic Fiction is published by Stone Arch Books."

The Aeneid

The Aeneid
Author: Virgil
Pages: 442
ISBN: 0679729526
Available:
Release: 1983
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Virgil's poem about the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy

Virgil s Aeneid

Virgil s Aeneid
Author: Michael C. J. Putnam
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780807863947
Available:
Release: 2000-11-09
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this collection of twelve of his essays, distinguished Virgil scholar Michael Putnam examines the Aeneid from several different interpretive angles. He identifies the themes that permeate the epic, provides detailed interpretations of its individual books, and analyzes the poem's influence on later writers, including Ovid, Lucan, Seneca, and Dante. In addition, a major essay on wrathful Aeneas and the tactics of Pietas is published here for the first time. Putnam first surveys the intellectual development that shaped Virgil's poetry. He then examines several of the poem's recurrent dichotomies and metaphors, including idealism and realism, the line and the circle, and piety and fury. In succeeding chapters, he examines in detail the meaning of particular books of the Aeneid and argues that a close reading of the end of the epic is crucial for understanding the poem as a whole and Virgil's goals in composing it.

An Introduction to Virgil s Aeneid

An Introduction to Virgil s Aeneid
Author: William Anthony Camps
Pages: 164
ISBN: 0198720246
Available:
Release: 1969
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A combined critical commentary and practical guide to the structure, plot, character, and sources of the Roman epic

Virgil Aeneid Book XI

Virgil  Aeneid Book XI
Author: Scott McGill
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781107071339
Available:
Release: 2020-01-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A complete treatment of Aeneid XI, with a thorough introduction to key characters, context, and metre, and a detailed line-by-line commentary which will aid readers' understanding of Virgil's language and syntax. Indispensable for students and instructors reading this important book, which includes the funeral of Pallas and the death of Camilla.

Reading Vergil s Aeneid

Reading Vergil s Aeneid
Author: Christine G. Perkell
Pages: 353
ISBN: 080613139X
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vergil's Aeneid has been considered a classic, if not the classic, of Western literature for two thousand years. In recent decades this famous poem has become the subject of fresh and searching controversy. What is the poem's fundamental meaning? Does it endorse or undermine values of empire and patriarchy? Is its world view comic or tragic? Many studies of the poem have focused primarily on selected books. The approach here is comprehensive. An introduction by editor Christine Perkell discusses the poem's historical background, its reception from antiquity to the present, and its most important themes. The book-by-book readings that follow both explicate the text and offer a variety of interpretations. Concluding topic chapters focus on the Aeneid as foundation story, the influence of Apollonius' Argonautica, the poem's female figures, and English translations of the Aeneid. Written in an accessible style and providing translations of all Latin passages, this volume will be of particular value to teachers and students of humanities courses as well as to specialists.

The Aeneid

The Aeneid
Author: Virgil,Vincent J. Cleary
Pages: 290
ISBN: 0472065955
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bold new translation of the Aeneid

Aeneid

Aeneid
Author: Virgil,
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0199231958
Available:
Release: 2008-07-10
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frederick Ahl's new translation captures the excitement, poetic energy, and intellectual force of Virgil's epic poem in a way that has never been done before. Echoing the Virgilian hexameter the verse stays almost line for line with the original in a thrillingly accurate and engaging style.

Virgil The Aeneid

Virgil  The Aeneid
Author: K. W. Gransden,S. J. Harrison
Pages: 111
ISBN: 0521539803
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.