Aeneid, Virgil, A new translation by Frederick Ahl

Aeneid, Virgil, A new translation by Frederick Ahl

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Title: Aeneid, Virgil 

Condition:  GOOD 

Author/s:  Translation by Frederick Ahl 

Edition/Year:  2008 

Publisher:  Oxford University Press 

Pages: 468 

Format:  Paperback 

 

About the Book: 

‘Arms and the man I sing of Troy. . .’ 

So begins one of the greatest works of literature in any language.  Written by the Roman poet Virgil more than two thousand years ago, the story of Aeneas’ seven-year journey from the ruins of Troy to Italy, where he becomes the founding ancestor of Rome, is a narrative on an epic scale:  Aeneas and his companions contend not only with human enemies but with the whim of the gods.  His destiny preordained by Jupiter, Aeneas is nevertheless assailed by dangers invoked by the goddess Juno, and by the torments of love, loyalty and despair.  Virgil’s supreme achievement is not only to reveal Rome’s imperial future for his patron Augustus, but to invest it with both passion and suffering for all those caught up in the fates of others.  

Frederick Ahl’s new translation echoes the Virgilian hexameter in a thrillingly accurate and engaging style.  An Introduction by Elaine Fantham, and Ahl’s comprehensive notes and invaluable indexed glossary complement the translation. 

This edition includes: 

  • Introduction 
  • Translator’s notes 
  • Bibliography 
  • Chronology 
  • Maps 
  • Ancestral chart 
  • Explanatory notes 
  • Index and Glossary 

 


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