The Aeneid

The Aeneid

Paperback Penguin Classics

By (author) Virgil, Translated by David West, Introduction by David West

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 200mm x 24mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 23 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140449329
  • ISBN 13: 9780140449327
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: maps, further reading, index
  • Sales rank: 12,554

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Virgil's Aeneid, inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took as his hero Aeneas, legendary survivor of the fall of Troy and father of the Roman race, and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.

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Virgil (70-19BC) studied rhetoric and philosophy in Rome where he became a court poet. As well as The Aeneid, his Eclogues earned him the reputation as the finest Latin poet. Before his retirement, David West taught Classics at the University of Newcastle.

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"Hardie successfully incorporates the most valuable ancient and contemporary materials on Vergil to produce a more literary approach reflecting the insights and biases of critical work of recent decades. This edition will br appreciated by students and scholars alike." Classical World