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ISBN-10: 0141996331
ISBN-13: 9780141996332
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 11/30/2021
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.20" W, 1.00" H

The Aeneid

Translator: David West
Introduction by: David West
Notes by: David West
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith

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From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil’s great epic

Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles’ mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome. His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself–all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire. An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times. Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the Aeneid to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original Latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Featuring an illuminating introduction to Virgil’s world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world.

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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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ISBN-10: 0141996331
ISBN-13: 9780141996332
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 11/30/2021
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.20" W, 1.00" H
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