The Aeneid

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Virgil's sweeping epic of Trojan warrior Aeneas and the founding of Rome -- a stirring tale of exile, heroism, and combat, and of a man caught between love, duty, and fate.

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    About the author

    Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen. After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgil¿s property in Cisalpine Gaul, was confiscated for veterans. In the following years Virgil spent most of his time in Campania and Sicily, but he also had a house in Rome. During the reign of emperor Augustus, Virgil became a member of his court circle and was advanced by a minister, Maecenas, patron of the arts and close friend to the poet Horace. He gave Virgil a house near Naples. Between 42 and 37 B.C.E. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Bucolic or Eclogues and spent years on the Georgics. The rest of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., Virgil devoted to The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome, and the glory of the Empire. Although ambitious, Virgil was never really happy about the task. Virgil died in 19 B. C.

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    Publisher
    Simon and Schuster
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    Published on
    Jan 26, 2016
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    Pages
    464
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    ISBN
    9781451685466
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    Language
    English
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    Genres
    Fiction / Fantasy / General
    Poetry / Ancient & Classical
    Poetry / Epic
    Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Places
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    This content is DRM protected.
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    CONTENTS:

    The Translations
    THE ECLOGUES
    THE ECLOGUES - GREENOUGH'S TRANSLATION
    THE GEORGICS
    THE GEORGICS - GREENOUGH'S TRANSLATION
    THE AENEID
    ANEID - 6 TRANSLATIONS

    Dual Latin and English Text
    THE AENEID - VIRGIL AND MORRIS

    The Original Latin Texts
    PRONOUNCING LATIN
    ECLOGA
    GEORGICON
    AENEID
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