The Aeneid eBook å The The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) (9780143106296): Virgil, Bernard Knox, Robert Fagles: Books From the award winning translator of The Iliadand The Odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil s great epicFleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneidredefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of Homers Iliadand Odysseywere welcomed as major publishing events, brings the Aeneidto a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original Latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth Featuring an illuminating introduction to Virgils world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient worldForthan seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world Withthan ,titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators

About the Author: Virgil

Publius Vergilius Maro 70 19 B.C , known asVirgil, was born near Mantua in the last days of the Roman Republic In his comparatively short life he became the supreme poet of his age, whose Aeneidgave the Romans a great national epic equal to the Greeks, celebrating their citys origins and the creation of their empire Virgil is also credited with authoring two other major works of Latin literature, the Ecloguesand the Georgics.Robert Fagles 1933 2008 was Arthur W Marks 19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University He was the recipient of the 1997 PEN Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters His translations include Sophocless Three Theban Plays, Aeschyluss Oresteia nominated for a National Book Award , Homers Iliad winner of the 1991 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award by The Academy of American Poets , Homers Odyssey, and Virgil s Aeneid.Bernard Knox 1914 2010 was Director Emeritus of Harvards Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C He taught at Yale University for many years Among his numerous honors are awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Endowment for the Humanities His works include The Heroic Temper Studies in Sophoclean Tragedy, Oedipus at Thebes Sophocles Tragic Hero and His Timeand Essays Ancient and Modern awarded the 1989 PEN Spielvogel Diamonstein Award

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