The Aeneid

by | Publisher: Vintage
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The narrative sweep of "The Aeneid" - the hero's escape from Troy, storm and shipwreck at sea, his dalliance with Dido, Queen of Carthage, his encounter with the sybil at Cumae, his descent into Hades to hear his destiny from his dead father's lips - ...Continua
Wrote 3/4/13
Much better than the original Iliad and Oddisey
Read my review in Spanish here: 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
Wrote 8/9/10

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

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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