The Aeneid
—Virgil, author.
Book
2021
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"For two thousand years, the epic tale of Aeneas's dramatic flight from Troy, his doomed love affair with Dido, his descent into the underworld, and the bloody story behind the establishment of Rome has electrified audiences around the world. In Vergil's telling, Aeneas's heroic journey not only gave Romans and Italians a thrilling origin story, it established many of the fundamental themes of Western life and literature--the role of duty and self-sacrifice, the place of love and passion in human life, the relationship between art and violence, the tension between immigrant and indigenous people, and the way new foundations are so often built upon the wreckage of those who came before. Throughout the course of Western history, the Aeneid has affirmed our best and worst intentions and forced us to confront our deepest contradictions."

Item Details
Subjects:
Aeneas (Legendary character) -- Poetry.
Legends -- Rome -- Poetry.
Virgil. Aeneis -- Translations into English.
Voyages to the otherworld -- Poetry.
Genre:
Epic poetry.
Legends.
Poetry.
Other Authors:
Bartsch, Shadi, 1966- translator.
translation of: Virgil. Aeneis. English. (Bartsch)
ISBN:
9781984854100
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
lviii, 400 pages : map ; 25 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Translated from the Latin.
Link to PAC
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