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by Vergil (Author), Patric Dickinson (Translator)

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Title:The Aeneid: Vergil's Great Epic Poem Concerning the Adventures of the Trojan Hero Aeneas in a New Translation by Patric Dickinson
Authors:Vergil (Author)
Other authors:Patric Dickinson (Translator)
Info:Mentor Books (1961), Edition: 5th, Paperback, 319 pages
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The Aeneid by Virgile

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    The Iliad by Homer (inge87, yellville, Hollerama)
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    The Odyssey by Homer (inge87, caflores)
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    The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (lisanicholas)
    lisanicholas: Dante, whose poetical muse was Virgil, makes himself the "hero" of this epic journey through not only Hell, but also Purgatory and Heaven -- a journey modeled to a certain extent on Aeneas's visit to the Underworld in the Aeneid. Dante's poem gives an imaginative depiction of the afterlife, which has both similarities and significant contrasts to Virgil's depiction of the pagan conception of what happens to the soul after death, and how that is related to the life that has been lived.… (more)
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    The Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes (andejons)
    andejons: Both epics connects to the Iliad and the Odyssey, even if the Argonautica is a prequel of sorts and the Aeneid is a sequel. Also, both Jason and Aeneas as well as Medea and Dido shows similar traits.
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    Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin (rarm)
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    Paradise Lost by John Milton (Torikton)
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    The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch (chrisharpe)

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Treating Vergil’s life, our teacher was delighted in his way of working. The poet was said to write a few verses in the morning, which he revised in the afternoon and finally slashed to nearly nothing in the evening. Same method, concluded our teacher, as with a plumber’s work: What he breaks in the morning, he repairs during the second half of the day.
  hbergander | Feb 10, 2014 |
After reading The Odyssey and The Iliad I was hungry for the next piece of the puzzle. The Aeneid is the continuation of the story of the Trojan War. Unlike the first two books this one wasn’t written by the Greek poet Homer. It was written centuries later by Virgil, a Roman, who modeled his writing style after the Greeks.

The story follows Aeneas, a Trojan who travels to Italy after the war and becomes one of Rome’s founders. Early sections in the book cover the storming of Troy and the betrayal with the infamous Trojan horse. I loved those sections and they worked much better for me than the later chapters on the war in Latium.

One interesting aspect of this book is the Roman names of the Gods vs the Greek names. After reading half a dozen books on Greek mythology last year it was strange to hear of Juno and Neptune instead of Zeus and Poseidon. I also read The Mark of Athena around the same time and that book focuses heavily on the different names of the gods. I would highly recommend reading it alongside this one if you like the Percy Jackson series.

BOTTOM LINE: I’m so glad I was finally able to read the thrilling account of the Trajan horse. I was so disappointed to discover that wasn’t in The Iliad. Other sections of the book dragged a bit for me, but it’s a crucial part of the story. If you love learning about Greek and Roman mythology then this one is a must and it helps bridge the gap between the two nations’ cultures. ( )
  bookworm12 | Jan 20, 2014 |
I just wished for Turnus to have a quick death so that the book would end. Maybe I should re-read it? ( )
  Kirmuriel | Sep 19, 2013 |
poetic and lyrical all the way through. the weaving of the words is beautiful and apart. from the story they. The story is inspirsing and heart break. It was a stroke. of genius to give Romans their çreation epic (in copy of the Greeks witheir Homer epics The Iliead & The Odessey....Virgil's Abridge countinues the story of one defeated. Trojan General and prince who was under order orders from the gods to seek his "new kingdom" by the Tiber river in the strategic place perfect for a city to be born and control the Italian peninsula. SO....ONE OF THSE LAST STANDING TROJAN NOBLEMAN IS ANEAS..,.SON OF APHRODITE AND LEGENDARY FOUNDER OF ROME ACCORDING TO THIS EPIC POEM. ( )
  Danie_Jorgenson | Sep 16, 2013 |
Rated: B+
Loved Virgil's descriptions of war - comparable to Homer's. Wonderful tale about the remnant of Troy and their jouney to become the founders of Rome. Complex heros and villians with their inter-play with the gods of their day. ( )
  jmcdbooks | Sep 2, 2013 |
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Eliot, Charles WilliamEditormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Arnold, EdwinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Aulicino, RobertCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Copley, Frank OlinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Wars and man I sing—an exile driven on by Fate, he was the first to flee the coast of Troy, destined to reach Lavinian shores and Italian soil, yet many blows he took on land and sea from the gods above—thanks to cruel Juno's relentless rage—and many losses he bore in battle too, beofe he could found a city, bring his gods to Latium, source of the Latin race, the Alban lords and the high walls of Rome.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679729526, Paperback)

Arma virumque cano: "I sing of warfare and a man at war." Long the bane of second-year Latin students thrust into a rhetoric of sweeping, seemingly endless sentences full of difficult verb forms and obscure words, Virgil's Aeneid finds a helpful translator in Robert Fitzgerald, who turns the lines into beautiful, accessible American English. Full of betrayal, heartache, seduction, elation, and violence, the Aeneid is the great founding epic of the Roman empire. Its pages sing of the Roman vision of self, the Roman ideal of what it meant to be a citizen of the world's greatest power. The epic's force carries across the centuries, and remains essential reading.

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A new edition of Virgil's epic work is presented in modern language and endeavors to retain the original work's humanity, as well as its influential blend of poetry and verse.

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