The Aeneid

The Aeneid


Translator: Patric Dickinson
Afterword by: Patric Dickinson
Introduction by: Matthew S. Santirocco

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$5.95
 
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451531179
  • 416 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

“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.


The Aeneid

The Aeneid

Virgil, Translator: Patric Dickinson, Afterword by: Patric Dickinson, Introduction by: Matthew S. Santirocco

Praise

“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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction

The Aeneid

One: The Trojans reach Carthage
Two: Aeneas’ Narration&#151The Sack of Troy
Three: Aeneas’ Narration continued—His Travels
Four: The Tragedy of Dido
Five: The Funeral Games
Six: The Visit to the Underworld
Seven: War in Latium
Eight: The Site of the Future Rome
Nine: Siege of the Trojan Camp
Ten: The Relief and Pitched Battle
Eleven: Councils of War: Pitched Battle Again
Twelve: Decision: the Death of Turnus

List of Variations from the Oxford Text
Glossary of Names
Select Bibliography
Maps
Genealogical Table of the Royal House of Troy and Greece

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