The Aeneid (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Latin
Antal sidor
368
Utgivningsdatum
2003-03-01
Upplaga
Rev e.
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Översättare
David West
Originalspråk
Latin
Medarbetare
West, David (introd.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
further reading maps index
Illustrationer
maps, further reading, index
Dimensioner
197 x 129 x 23 mm
Vikt
280 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780140449327

The Aeneid

av Virgil
Häftad,  Latin, 2003-03-01
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'The most truthful translation ever, conveying as many nuances and whispers as are possible from the original' The Times After a century of civil strife in Rome and Italy, Virgil wrote the Aeneid to honour the emperor Augustus by praising his legendary ancestor Aeneas. 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 falls tragically in love with Queen Dido; then to the underworld,; and finally to Italy, where he founds Rome. It is a story of defeat and exile, of love and war, hailed by Tennyson as 'the stateliest measure ever moulded by the lips of man'. Translated with an Introduction by DAVID WEST
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"Fitzgerald's is so decisively the best modern Aeneid that it is unthinkable that anyone will want to use any other version for a long time to come." New York Review of Books "From the beginning to the end of this English poem ... the reader will find the same sure control of English rhythms, the same deft phrasing, and an energy which urges the eye onward." The New Republic "A rendering that is both marvelously readable and scrupulously faithful.... Fitzgerald has managed, by a sensitive use of faintly archaic vocabulary and a keen ear for sound and rhythm, to suggest the solemnity and the movement of Virgil's poetry as no previous translator has done (including Dryden).... This is a sustained achievement of beauty and power." Boston Globe

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Virgil (70-19BC) studied rhetoric and philosophy in Rome where he became a court poet. As well as The Aeneid, his Eclogues earned him the reputation as the finest Latin poet. Before his retirement, David West taught Classics at the University of Newcastle.