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Aeneid III in alliterative verse

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An alliterative verse translation of Vergil's third book of the Aeneid, where Aeneas hears a terrible prophecy from the Queen of the Harpies and must escape the giant, one-eyed Cyclopes.
ebook, 54 pages
Published June 2nd 2014 by Edward Turbeville
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Edward Turbeville
Jun 15, 2014 Edward Turbeville rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Far from the best or even most accurate translation of Vergil but nonetheless I hope a rather unique one.

It was an interesting experiment to attempt to convert elegant Latin hexameters to Anglo Saxon-style (modern English) alliterative verse, and if the result is more risible than successful I hope its curiosity value merits publication.

My thanks to the thesaurus and a very patient Latin reading group!
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Edward Turbeville is a mystery writer from England’s ancient Forest of Dean.

His favourite authors include Agatha Christie, Evelyn Waugh, P G Wodehouse and Nevil Shute.

Edward is also a fan of the Classics, notably Cicero and Vergil. You can download his alliterative verse translation of Book III of the Aeneid from iBooks.
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