The Aeneid of Virgil Author:C. Day Lewis It falls to every generation to translate anew the great classics which are woven into the fabric of our Western tradition. Virgil has always had the fortune of attracting as translators fellow poets; it is in succession to Dryden and William Morris that C. Day Lewis -- himself a distinguished poet and now Professor of Poetry at Oxford -- has wr... more »itten this modern version of THE AENEID.
C. Day Lewis has evolved a long, loosely flowing line which catches the subtleties, the taut vigor and the sweep of Virgil's verse. The Power of such a translation is to be measured not only in the great "set pieces" with with THE AENEID glitters, but also in its furthering of the whole movement of the poem and in its revelation of the philosophy sustaining it. Judged by such standards, Professor Day Lewis' new translation stands out as wholly admirable. In this, their own version, readers of the present day will find the beauty, the nobility, the excitement, and the humanity which make THE AENEID one of the great poems of the world.« less