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The Aeneid | [Virgil]

The Aeneid

The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.
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Publisher's Summary

Here is the much-anticipated new translation of Virgil's epic poem from the award-winning translator Robert Fagles.

The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.

The Aeneid is a sweeping epic of arms and heroism and a searching portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and the force of his own destiny. Here, Fagles brings to life the timeless journey of Aeneas as he flees the ashes of Troy to found Roman society and change forever the course of the Western world.

Fagles' translation retains all of the gravitas and humanity of the original as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

Translation ©2006 Robert Fagles
(P)2006 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Joseph Scarnici San Juan Capistrano, CA 10-09-14
    Joseph Scarnici San Juan Capistrano, CA 10-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Virgil is a master of what he did"

    .... and that was to make Augustus look good to the Romans.
    Great book, the reader dropped his voice low sometimes making it hard to understand. It was a great epic, completes the story of the Trojan war and the founding of Rome. Not as interesting as the Illiad as he had an agenda to glorify Rome instead of a tale to entertain but I'm sure the Romans of the Agustus Era enjoyed it.

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    steve kearny, NJ, United States 12-10-10
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 12-10-10 Member Since 2010

    Addicted to Audible since 2009

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    "A Classic"

    The audio version of this book definitely plays out well. Great narration and overall this is just an outstanding story on how the ruined civilation of Troy began the next great dynasty that would become the Roman Empire.

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    Monte 12-14-07
    Monte 12-14-07 Member Since 2001
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    "The Aeneid"

    Great story and terrific translation. Unfortunately, the narrator seems to have mistakenly undertaken an onstage Shakespearean performance rather than an audiobook narration. You can almost feel the spittle on your face as the narrator overdramatically renders the speakers. I agree with the other reviewers, read this magnificent book and wait for the next audiobook version.

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    Anthony doral, FL, United States 03-26-07
    Anthony doral, FL, United States 03-26-07 Member Since 2008
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    "not to be listened"

    I believe some books are better read than listened to --this is one of them. The story is great, but it is difficult to follow when read to. Perhaps it is the accent.

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    Lazaro cutler bay, FL, United States 05-06-12
    Lazaro cutler bay, FL, United States 05-06-12 Member Since 2014

    My name is Laz O. I'm a firefighter. I enjoy listening to books on tape. I've been hooked since the first one. Enjoy!

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    "Don't waste your money!"

    I thought listening to this book would be as interesting as listening to The Iliad, The Odyssey, or Dante's Inferno, but boy was I mistaken. I haven't read this novel, but if it is a great book, this narrator kills it. I was bored to death. I could not finish the audiobook. I am pretty fair, and try to give every audiobook the benefit of the doubt, but I could not.

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