The Aeneid Author:Virgil The Monumental Epic of Imperial Rome — Patterned after the iliad and Odyssey of Homer and dealing with the early Roman legend and history, Virgil's Aeneid has influenced countless generations of readers and writers. The great fame and power of this remarkable epic poem derive from its broad panorame of classical myth, its profound insight into h... more »uman motivation, its interweaving of high adventure and philosophic observation on life, and the consummate poetic craft of the author. Written during Augustus Caesar's achievement of worl empire, The Aeneid is intensely patriotic and remains as a glorification of the Roman spirit for all time.
This edition employs the vigorous prose translation of John Conington as edited by John Addington Symonds, now modernized and with an introduction by Wendell Clausen, Dept. of the Classics, Harvard Univ.« less