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The Aeneid of Virgil
- By: Elizabeth Vandiver, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Elizabeth Vandiver
- Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
- Original Recording
The Aeneid is the great national epic of ancient Rome, and one of the most important works of literature ever written. And with Professor Vandiver's 12 instructive lectures, you'll enter fully into the gripping tale that Virgil tells. Join Aeneas on his long journey west from ruined Troy to the founding of a new nation in Italy, and see how he weaves a rich network of compelling human themes. Your encounter with the Aeneid focuses on careful, detailed examinations of the epic's background, main themes, and significant episodes.
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- By Amazon Customer on 07-26-16
Virgil's Aeneid by Prof. Elizabeth Vandiver
Prof. Vandiver is brilliant in her in-depth analysis every aspect of Virgil's epic that can be covered in 12 lectures - dominant themes, character portrayal, literary, social and historical context, etc. I have listened to all of Prof. Vandiver's lectures on Greek Tragedy, Greco-Roman mythology and ancient literature. She is well-informed factually, and always reasonable in her opinions, assiduously giving all sides of academic debates on questions of meaning of ancient literature and the possible intentions of ancient authors.
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