The Aeneid (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
- Publish Date: 2008-01-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Virgil
From the award-winning translator ofÂ The IliadÂ andÂ The OdysseyÂ comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic
Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achillesâ mighty foe in theÂ 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, theÂ AeneidÂ redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times. Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of HomerâsÂ IliadÂ andÂ OdysseyÂ were welcomed as major publishing events, brings theÂ AeneidÂ to 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 Virgilâs world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700Â titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theÂ series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-dateÂ translations by award-winning translators.