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Published: 17 September 2015

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190204969

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Vergil's Aeneid: The Essential Books

Translation, Introduction, and Notes by Barry B. Powell

  • Free verse translation, with a modern idiom
  • Art program and on-page notes make this book unique and stand out from the competition
  • Introduction by Powell sets the poem in its philological, mythological, and historical context
  • Only translation to provide on-page notes that explain obscure literary and historical references
  • Both antiquity and other periods for key passages in each of the epics 12 books. Each illustration is accompanied by an extensive caption
  • Art program that lightens the text and educates the students in the history of western art by presenting a single topic as represented over 2,000 years
  • Five maps-the most of any available translation-provide geographic context for the poem's many place names
  • Includes a timeline of Roman history and a genealogical chart
  • Books 3 and 5 are omitted from the Essentials version

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