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Virgil's Aeneid: A Reader's Guide

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Written by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readers to engage with the poetry, thought, and background of Virgil's great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beauty of Virgil's poetic images and the mental images with which the Romans lived.

Guides readers through the complexity of Virgil's poetic style and imagery

All extracts are translated, with origina
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Paperback, 154 pages
Published May 14th 2007 by Blackwell Publishers (first published 2007)
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So Hakim
Jan 26, 2015 So Hakim rated it really liked it
While I have misgivings about Aeneid, it doesn't detract that I find this book (on the whole) a solid read. David Ross, a Virgil scholar, set himself a task to introduce the epic to the masses.

This is not a book intended for Virgilian scholars, nor on the other hand is it solely for “the general reader,” who, in the area of Latin literature at least, may be as rare as the ivory-billed woodpecker. I have had in mind a fairly wide range of non-specialist readers – someone, for example, who has rea
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