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The masterpiece of Rome's greatest poet, Virgil's Aeneid has inspired generations of readers and holds a central place in Western literature. The epic tells the story of a group of refugees from the ruined city of Troy, whose attempts to reach a promised land in the West are continually frustrated by the hostile goddess Juno. Finally reaching Italy, their leader, Aeneas, is forced to fight a bitter war against the natives to establish the foundations from which Rome is destined to rise. This magnificent poem, in the modern translation by Cecil Day Lewis, is superbly read by David Collins.

Public Domain (P)2015 Naxos AudioBooks

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the magic of Virgil!

Virgil's words flows like a river, it casts a spell on you. In many sections of this book, it's so difficult to stop reading! its continuity keeps you in the flow of each story, nonstop into heart!

such an amazing read, with an excellent narration!

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The Aeneid

I enjoyed listening to David Collins narration of The Aeneid. It was indeed an outstanding performance by an excellent storyteller!

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Great story, but....

Loved the translation; loved the narrator. This is one of the best audio renditions of the poem I've heard. But for me, Aeneas remains a bit of a prig, and the poem subject to occasional digressions into sentimentality - something that is never true of Homer.

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A1 narration!

David Collins narrates this superbly! It was a bit more gory than I anticipated, but overall a fantastic epic. The symbolism Virgil used to represent Octavian through Aeneas is fascinating! And his genuine representation of the costs of imperialism along with his strong Roman patriotism adds so much pathos in the audience.

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  • colin monteith
  • 08-25-18

Gripping Classic

If you enjoy mythology you will love this thrilling tale of Troy's fall and Rome's origins.

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  • Christopher Rowe-Spencer
  • 06-15-18

Enormously good.

This translation is very close to the original in tone and meaning, and of very high poetic quality. The language is accessible as well as beautiful.