The Aeneid

Penguin UK
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Virgil's Aeneid, inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took as his hero Aeneas, legendary survivor of the fall of Troy and father of the Roman race, and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.
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About the author

Virgil (70-19BC) studied rhetoric and philosophy in Rome where he became a court poet. As well as The Aeneid, his Eclogues earned him the reputation as the finest Latin poet.
Before his retirement, David West taught Classics at the University of Newcastle.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Mar 27, 2003
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780141901695
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Collections / Ancient & Classical
Poetry / Ancient & Classical
Poetry / Epic
Poetry / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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