Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 August 2008

544 Pages | 3 maps

ISBN: 9780199231959

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Frederick Ahl and Elaine Fantham

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new verse translation of Virgil's Aeneid, the only one to use the same poetic metre as Virgil and to explore the subtleties of Virgil's wordplay.
  • Ahl's translation captures the excitement and drama of the original and is both more accurate and more readable than other existing translations.
  • Like the original, the translation is equally effective when read aloud, making it ideal for performance and instruction. Because it has the same number of lines as the original, it is particularly useful for those wishing to cross-reference the Latin.
  • Elaine Fantham's Introduction is informative and unintimidating, guiding the reader through the action of each of the twelve books and exploring its features and major areas of critical debate, as well as outlining the historical background to its composition.
  • The edition includes comprehensive annotation and a valuable indexed glossary which can be used equally well with the Latin original.
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography, maps, and genealogies.

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