Virgil's Aeneid, one of the greatest Classical poems, tells the story of Aeneas, son of Priam, after the fall of Troy. His quest is to find the site "in the west" where he will found a new town prophesied to be the seat of a world empire - Rome. This ...Continua
ariadna73
Ha scritto il 04/03/13
Much better than the original Iliad and Oddisey
Read my review in Spanish here: http://bit.ly/161XNXO I did like this one much better than the original Greek poems. This is the roman version of the Iliad and the Oddisey. Virgil wisely took the best of the heroes, and added some qualities that they...Continua
Monling
Ha scritto il 09/08/10

Virgil's The Aeneid is similar to Homer's Odyssey.

Famiglia Marcellino
Ha scritto il 02/08/08
A very different book from what we usually read
I read it with minimum understanding of ancient Roman history and culture, 30 years after last having studied something similar in school. The first clear result is: yes you can read epics with your standard contemporary reader's mind and it does ma...Continua

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