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The Aeneid (CD-Audio)
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CD-Audio Published: 31/12/2004
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Virgil's Aeneid, one of the greatest Classical poems, tells the story of Aeneas, son of Priam, after the fall of Troy. His quest is to find the site "in the west" where he will found a new town prophesied to be the seat of a world empire - Rome. This great poem, in a modern translation by Cecil Day Lewis, is superbly read by the great classical actor Paul Scofield, with Jill Balcon

Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
ISBN: 9789626342787

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“A worthwhile read...”

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19th August 2011
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“Only half the book .....”

Unfortunately, this cd is cheap for a reason. I found the man reading to have an extremely annoying voice and most importantly, it omits Books 8-11 for some reason! Which was extremely annoying!

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6th March 2010
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