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- DescriptionInspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, the Aeneid is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took Aeneas as his hero and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.
- Author BiographyVirgil (70-19BC) studied rhetoric and philosophy in Rome where he became a court poet. As well as The Aeneid, his Eclogues earned him the reputation as the finest Latin poet. Before his retirement, David West taught Classics at the University of Newcastle.
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication27/03/2003
- GenrePoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Classics
- Content Notemaps, further reading, index
- Weight274 g
- Width133 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Translated byDavid West
- Introduction byDavid West
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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