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The Aeneid : Library Edition: Includes eBook (CompactDisc)

Author: Virgil

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After a century of civil strife in Rome and Italy, the poet Virgil wrote The Aeneid to honor the emperor Augustus by praising Aeneas, Augustus's legendary ancestor. As a patriotic epic imitating Homer, The Aeneid also set out to provide Rome with a literature equal to that of Greece. It tells of Aeneas, survivor of the sack of Troy, and of his seven-year journey: to Carthage, where he fell tragically in love with Queen Dido; to the underworld, in the company of the Sibyl of Cumae; and, finally, to Italy, where he founded Rome. It is a story of defeat and exile, and of love and war.

Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism?the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling, and the force of fate. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. The Aeneid is a book for all the time and all people.

This version of The Aeneid is the classic translation by John Dryden.

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Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Mfg Part# 9781400146000
SKU 214103818
Format CD
ISBN10 1400146003
Release Date 4/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Number of Pages 7
Publisher Tantor Media
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