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Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation, will be welcomed by b...more
Paperback, abridged, 248 pages
Published March 15th 2006 by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (first published -19)
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LeAnn
Apr 02, 2009 LeAnn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historical literature lovers, history students
Lombardo's translation of Virgil's Aeneid is fabulous. He abridged it,so presumably what was left out is less interesting. What is left is a fast-paced epic that reads like action-and-gore-packed war movie in the final few books. This was a read-aloud drama for a home-schooling history class, and the children (ages 6 to 12) found it absorbing (enough that they put up with all of the names of Trojans, Greeks, Latins, Etruscans, etc. that peppered the tale). After getting bogged down in the much-l...more
Michelle
Out of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid this one was my favorite. It isn't nearly as long as the other two books were and that is what made the difference for me. I didn't have to sit through problem after problem like in Homer's books and in the Aeneid since their weren't as many problems going on, the problems that were going on were allowed to get more focused on and in depth. Also I feel that the main character of this story wasn't distracted by his main mission as the main character i...more
Onyx
Not as good as the Iliad and the Odyssey, but I really enjoyed more of the female roles, especially Camilla.
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Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BCE – September 21, 19 BCE), usually called Virgil or Vergil /ˈvɜrdʒəl/ in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.

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