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- Description'Arms and the man I sing of Troy...' So begins one of the greatest works of literature in any language. Written by the Roman poet Virgil more than two thousand years ago, the story of Aeneas' seven-year journey from the ruins of Troy to Italy, where he becomes the founding ancestor of Rome, is a narrative on an epic scale: Aeneas and his companions contend t only with human enemies but with the whim of the gods. His destiny preordained by Jupiter, Aeneas is nevertheless assailed by dangers invoked by the goddess Ju, and by the torments of love, loyalty, and despair. Virgil's supreme achievement is t only to reveal Rome's imperial future for his patron Augustus, but to invest it with both passion and suffering for all those caught up in the fates of others. Frederick Ahl's new translation echoes the Virgilian hexameter in a thrillingly accurate and engaging style. An Introduction by Elaine Fantham, and Ahl's comprehensive tes and invaluable indexed glossary complement the translation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful tes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
- Author BiographyFrederick Ahl has taught at the universities of Utah (1966-8), Texas (1968-71) and Cornell, where he has been since 1971. He was a visiting fellow at the University of Otago, NZ in 1977 and at Durham in 1990 and has taught courses on Greek Theatre and staged performances of Greek Tragedy at the Athens Centre and College Year in Athens. He has published translations of Seneca and written on Lucan and Sophocles.
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication10/07/2008
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Series TitleOxford World's Classics
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note3 maps
- Weight375 g
- Width128 mm
- Height195 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Translated byFrederick Ahl
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