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The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil
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Mar 18, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 2009, poetry, mythology, quest, school, translations, westernish-canon, trojan-war, epics, errol-flynn, ancient-rome
Read in March, 2009

I really wish that Virgil depended less on Homer, because The Aeneid really suffers in comparison with The Odyssey (less so in comparison with The Iliad, although that is definitely a better poem). Mostly, I already knew the story through secondary sources (Lavinia, Dido, Queen of Carthage) which I like...more. Hmm! Um, my knowledge of Latin is non-existant but I think that Mandelbaum has a readable, fairly quotable translation.
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