The Aeneid (Paperback)
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The Aeneid (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 01/04/2010
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Robert Fagles's latest achievement completes the magnificent triptych of Western epics. A sweeping story of arms and heroism, The Aeneid follows the adventures of Aeneas, who flees the ashes of Troy to embark upon a tortuous course that brings him to Italy and fulfills his destiny as founder of the Roman people. Retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original, this powerful blend of poetry and myth remains as relevant today as when it was first written.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780143105138
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 605 g
Dimensions: 213 x 144 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A new and noble standard bearer . . . There's a capriciousness to Fagles's line well suited to this vast story's ebb and flow."
-The New York Times Book Review (front page review)

"Fagles's new version of Virgil's epic delicately melds the stately rhythms of the original to a contemporary cadence. . . . He illuminates the poem's Homeric echoes while remaining faithful to Virgil's distinctive voice."
-The New Yorker

"Robert Fagles gives the full range of Virgil's drama, grandeur, and pathos in vigorous, supple modern English. It is fitting that one of the great translators of The Iliad and The Odyssey in our times should also emerge as a surpassing translator of The Aeneid."
-J. M. Coetzee

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“Great classic with helpful notes”

I thought that the book was interesting but hard going in parts, if you are learning Latin it is esential reading and the explanatory notes are especially well written and very detailed.
I would not recomend this book... More

Paperback edition
3rd September 2010
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“Good translation”

This translation is very good indeed, it gives the line numbers so one can relate the passage to where in the book (chapter to us) the lines come from. It is also useful to have these numbers when writing a criticism... More

Paperback edition
7th April 2011
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“Easy Reading”

When compared to the works of Homer this tale feels like a homage to it. With the similarities to the Grecian gods and the style of the tale, you feel as if Homer had scribed another tale.

And yet this translation... More

Paperback edition
9th February 2011
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