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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
This program was a superb 12 lecture series summarizing not just the key plot points of Virgil's Aeneid, but also the themes, important quotations, and a comparison to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. The professor was clear, organized, interesting, and provided helpful guidance which deepening my reading of The Aeneid and my appreciation of its importance as a great book of western literature. Thank you.