Virgil: Eclogues. Georgics. Aeneid: Books 1-6 (Loeb Classical Library)
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Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) was born in 70 BCE near Mantua and was educated at Cremona, Milan and Rome. Slow in speech, shy in manner, thoughtful in mind, weak in health, he went back north for a quiet life. Influenced by the group of poets there, he may have written some of the doubtful poems included in our Virgilian manuscripts. All his undoubted extant work is writ...more
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Published October 1st 1999 by Harvard University Press
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This edition is great to read--it has the English on one side, the Latin on the other. I recall quite clearly how excruciating it was to translate the Aeneid, but now I can more happily appreciate the dual-language approach. The Georgics were also surprisingly engaging.
The Eclogues were good but I really like the Georgics. Guess I should have been a farmer.
Got it for the Eclogues. Not horrible. Verse translation would be better, of course.
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Christ. The fricking Aeneid.
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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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