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A verse translation of the classic epic recounting the wanderings of the hero Aeneas following the fall of Troy.
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Arma virumque cano: "I sing of warfare and a man at war." Long the bane of second-year Latin students thrust into a rhetoric of sweeping, seemingly endless sentences full of difficult verb forms and obscure words, Virgil's Aeneid finds a helpful translator in Robert Fitzgerald, who turns the lines into beautiful, accessible American English. Full of betrayal, heartache, seduction, elation, and violence, the Aeneid is the great founding epic of the Roman empire. Its pages sing of the Roman vision of self, the Roman ideal of what it meant to be a citizen of the world's greatest power. The epic's force carries across the centuries, and remains essential reading.From the Back Cover:
This book is the equal of its great Homeric predecessors, The Iliad and The Odyssey, in dramatic and narrative power, and it surpasses them in the intense sympathy which makes events such as the passion and destruction of Dido and the fall of Turnus among the most memorable in literature.
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Book Description Random House, 1983. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394528271
Book Description Random House, 1983. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0394528271
Book Description Random House, 1983. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0394528271
Book Description Random House. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0394528271 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0136171