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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Reprint edition (15 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143105132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143105138
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 3.3 x 21.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 540 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A new and noble standard bearer . . . There's a capriciousness to Fagles's line well suited to this vast story's ebb and flow."
-The New York Times Book Review (front page review)

"Fagles's new version of Virgil's epic delicately melds the stately rhythms of the original to a contemporary cadence. . . . He illuminates the poem's Homeric echoes while remaining faithful to Virgil's distinctive voice."
-The New Yorker

"Robert Fagles gives the full range of Virgil's drama, grandeur, and pathos in vigorous, supple modern English. It is fitting that one of the great translators of The Iliad and The Odyssey in our times should also emerge as a surpassing translator of The Aeneid."
-J. M. Coetzee

About the Author

Virgil, born in 70 B.C., is best remembered for his masterpiece, The Aeneid. He earned great favor by portraying Augustus as a descendant of the half-god, half-man Aeneas. Although Virgil swore on his deathbed that The Aeneid was incomplete and unworthy, it has been considered one of the greatest works of Western literature for more than two thousand years.
Robert Fagles is Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He is the recipient of the 1997 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Fagles has been elected to the Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.

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Juan Murrito
1.0 out of 5 stars The Aeneid is Wonderful but Beware the different versions when purchasing online
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5.0 out of 5 stars Energised, high octane drama! Fagles' translation is superb, and the packaging is sumptuous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version is a different translation to the paperback
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2.0 out of 5 stars Fagles can't resist the silly fad of the Historic Present
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great modern translation
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greeks won the War for the Good of the Trojans, Virgil paints a true picture.
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