These delightful poems—by turns whimsical, beautiful, and vulgar—seem to have primarily survived because they were attributed to Virgil. But in David R. Slavitt’s imaginative and appealing translations, they stand firmly on their own merits. Slavitt brings to this little-known body of verse a fresh voice, vividly capturing the tone and style of the originals while conveying a lively sense of fun.
Relating the legendary tale of Aeneas, "The Aeneid", written in 1st century B.C, by Virgil, is a great Latin epic poem. Relating the story of a Trojan who wanders to Italy and from whom the Romans are descended; the work presents two themes in…
The Aeneid is an epic poem, written by Virgil that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from…
'A countryman cleaves earth with his crooked plough. Such is the labour of his life. So he sustains his native land ...' Virgil's affectionate poem of the land does not admit brief excerpts, any more than the labour of the farmer can easily be…
The Aeneid is an epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. It's hero is Aeneas, a Trojan who travels from Troy to Italy to eventually found Rome. Some argue that the Aeneid is Virgil's answer to Homer's Odyssey and Iliad, combining two…
Virgil (70-19 B.C.) needs no formal introduction, as he has long been considered Ancient Romes greatest poet and is globally renowned for The Aeneid, one of the most famous epic poems in history. Virgils other greatest works are considered to be the…
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP Virgil's sweeping epic of Trojan warrior Aeneas and the founding of Rome -- a stirring tale of exile, heroism, and combat, and of a man caught between love, duty, and fate.…
Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.The Aeneid is an epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19…
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