“I sing of arms and of a man: his fate had made him fugitive: he was the first to journey from the coasts of Troy as far as Italy and the Lavinian shores.” The resonant opening lines of Virgil’s Aeneid rank among the most famous and consistently recited verses to have been passed down to later ages by antiquity. And after the Odyssey and the Iliad, Virgil’s masterpiece is arguably the greatest classical text in the whole of Western literature. Th...
By Philip Hardie
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: I.B.Tauris; Reprint edition (January 30, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 552366
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
The familar opening line of Virgil's AENEID: "I sing of arms and of a man..." resonates through the centuries as much, if not more so, than Homer's "The Wrath of Achilles..." which raises the curtain on his ILIAD. The story of the noble Aeneas, argu