By (author) Virgil
Translated by Professor Robert Fagles
Introduction by Professor Bernard Knox
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Aeneid by Virgil
Book Description"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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780670038039
(239mm x 166mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Viking Books
Publisher: Viking Books
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Virgil
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Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
Eclogues and the Georgics, Paperback (December 2014)
Originally published in 1944, this book contains English metrical translations of Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics.
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Author Biography - Virgil
Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 B.C.), known as Virgil, was born near Mantua in the last days of the Roman Republic. In his comparatively short life he became the supreme poet of his age, whose "Aeneid "gave the Romans a great national epic equal to the Greeks', celebrating their city's origins and the creation of their empire. Virgil is also credited with authoring two other major works of Latin literature, the "Eclogues "and the "Georgics. " Robert Fagles (1933-2008) was Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He was the recipient of the 1997 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His translations include Sophocles's "Three Theban Plays," Aeschylus's "Oresteia" (nominated for a National Book Award), Homer's "Iliad" (winner of the 1991 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award by The Academy of American Poets), Homer's "Odyssey," and Virgil's "Aeneid." Bernard Knox (1914-2010) was Director Emeritus of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. He taught at Yale University for many years. Among his numerous honors are awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His works include "The Heroic Temper: Studies in Sophoclean Tragedy, Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time "and "Essays Ancient and Modern "(awarded the 1989 PEN/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award).
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