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The Aeneid of Virgil

The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil 1770830987 9781770830981
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Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the late 1st century BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of roughly 10,000 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poems twelve books tell the story of Aeneass wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poems second half tells of the Trojans ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed. The hero Aeneas was already known to Greco Roman legend and myth, having been a character in the Iliad; Virgil took the disconnected tales of Aeneas wanderings, his vague association with the foundation of Rome and a personage of no fixed characteristics other than a scrupulous piety, and fashioned this into a compelling founding myth or nationalist epic that at once tied Rome to the legends of Troy, glorified traditional Roman virtues and legitimized the Julio Claudian dynasty as descendants of the founders, heroes and gods of Rome and Troy.

Author: Virgil

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 356

Publisher: Theophania Publishing

Publication Date: 2011-04-20

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