The Aeneid: Includes Ebook (CD-Audio)

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Virgil (70 BCE–19 BCE), considered one of Rome's greatest poets, is best known for three major works: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the Aeneid.

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The War That Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.
After a century of civil strife in Rome and Italy, the poet Virgil wrote The Aeneid to honor the emperor Augustus by praising Aeneas, Augustus's legendary ancestor. As a patriotic epic imitating Homer, The Aeneid also set out to provide Rome with a literature equal to that of Greece. It tells of Aeneas, survivor of the sack of Troy, and of his seven-year journey: to Carthage, where he fell tragically in love with Queen Dido; to the underworld, in the company of the Sibyl of Cumae; and, finally, to Italy, where he founded Rome. It is a story of defeat and exile, and of love and war.Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism-the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling, and the force of fate. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. The Aeneid is a book for all the time and all people. This version of The Aeneid is the classic translation by John Dryden.

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ISBN 9781400166008
Genre FICTION / Classics
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2010-04-12 00:00:00.0
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Copyright Year 2010
Height 7.5 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.22 lb
Language English
Subtitle Includes Ebook
Volume Number 2
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Virgil
Country of Origin United States

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