The Aeneid for Boys and Girls Author:Alfred J. Church Relates in vigorous prose the tale of Aeneas, the legendary ancestor
of Romulus, who escaped from the burning city of Troy and wandered
the Mediterranean for years before settling in Italy. Patterned after
the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Aeneid was composed as an epic poem by
Virgil, to glorify the imperial city of Rome.