I sing of arms and the man...
So begins the ageless epic of Aeneas and his men, who are seemingly destined to wander the ancient world endlessly, the playthings of wrathful gods. Fleeing the ruins of Troy, Aeneas must fight his battles with little notion that Jupiter has ordained that the Trojan champion shall promulgate a race that will be the forebears of Rome.
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A modern poetic translation of The Aeneid by distinguished poet and Oxford Professor C. Day Lewis. Present day readers will find all the beauty, nobility, excitement and humanity of the original in this masterful English version.From the Inside Flap:
"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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