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Virgil's Aeneid in Modern Verse

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ISBN-10: 1491878193

ISBN-13: 9781491878194

Edition: 2013

Authors: Howard Felperin

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With its epic models, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid ranks among the greatest poems, not only of classical antiquity, but of all time. It tells the story of Aeneas, who leads a band of survivors from fallen Troy through wandering and war to found the city that will become imperial Rome. Fully equal to Homer in narrative sweep, dramatic power, and lyric intensity, Virgil's epic outshines its models in the passion and compassion with which its characters, even its hero's formidable opponents, are delineated: Dido, the African queen and femme fatale who would hold him back from his mission; and Turnus, the proud Italian prince he must overcome--ultimately in single combat--to…    
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Book details

List price: $42.65
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.01" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English