The Aeneid by Virgil

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Read The Aeneid Online Free - The Aeneid (play /əˈniːɪd/; Latin: Aeneis [ajˈneːis]—the title is Greek in form: genitive case Aeneidos) is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil from 29 to 19 BCE, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of roughly 10,000 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed.

The hero Aeneas was already known to Greco-Roman legend and myth, having been a character in the Iliad; Virgil took the disconnected tales of Aeneas' wanderings, his vague association with the foundation of Rome and a personage of no fixed characteristics other than a scrupulous piety, and fashioned this into a compelling founding myth or nationalist epic that at once tied Rome to the legends of Troy, glorified traditional Roman virtues and legitimized the Julio-Claudian dynasty as descendants of the founders, heroes and gods of Rome and Troy.

The Aeneid can be divided into two halves based on the disparate subject matter of Books 1–6 (Aeneas' journey to Latium in Italy) and Books 7–12 (the war in Latium). These two halves are commonly regarded as reflecting Virgil's ambition to rival Homer by treating both the Odyssey's wandering theme and the Iliad's warfare themes.[1] This is, however, a rough correspondence, the limitations of which should be borne in mind



Title : The Aeneid
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ISBN : 0679729526
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 442 pages


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Lisa rated it ★★★★★

June 11, 2017

“What god can help me tell so dread a story? Who could describe that carnage in a song - “ Well, the answer of course is Virgil, a poet of the era of Augustus’ Rome. Why does he write it? Many literary critics have condemned the Aeneid for being state propaganda. Of course it is. Openly, proudly s...


Meredith rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 10, 2011

I’m a huge fan of propaganda, but I think I may not be a fan of fan fic. I was going into this with the hope that it would be fun, extreme, Latin propaganda, but The Aeneid is really more Trojan War fan fic, IMO. It’s the Phantom Menace to The Iliad’s Empire Strikes Back. It is seriously lame. I...


Foad rated it ★★★★☆

May 05, 2017

انه ايد و مختارنامه! مختارنامه رو ديديد؟ ديديد چقدر جنگ هاش تصنعیه؟ پر از حركات خشك و نمايشى، انگار نه انگار كه اون جا جنگه و دو نفر دارن با خشم و وحشت به قصد كشت تيغ تيز روانه ى سينه و گلوى هم مى كنن. نه وحشتى، نه عرقى، نه به نفس نفس افتادنى، نه تيرى كه توى گوشت گير مى كنه و بيرون نمياد، نه لخته...


Libby rated it ★★★☆☆

July 08, 2008

There are plenty of reviews here telling you why you should or shouldn't read book X. This review of Virgil's "Aeneid," the largely-completed first century BC nationalist epic poem that recounts the Trojan War and Aeneas's role in the eventual founding of Rome, will tell you instead why you shoul...


James rated it ★★★☆☆

August 07, 2017

Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to The Aeneid, a classic work written in 17 BC by Virgil. In The Aeneid, Virgil creates two vastly different archetypal heroes named Turnus and Aeneas. Aeneas is a Trojan prince who has hopes of finding a new Troy in the land of Latium, but he runs into an angered...


Ahmad rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2017

منظومهای حماسی در دوازده جلد، که «ویرژیل» شاعر روم باستان آن را در پایان سدهٔ نخست پیش از میلاد و به زبان لاتین سروده، «ویرژیل» راهنمای سفر دانته در دوزخ و برزخ کمدی الهی نیز هست. سرودهای شبانی، و سرودهای روستایی را نیز ایشان سروده است Eneide, Virgil عنوان: انه اید؛ اثر: ویرژیل؛ برگردان: میرجلال ال...


Madeline rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2018

"I sing of warfare and a man at war. From the sea-coast of Troy in early days He came to Italy by destiny, To our Lavinian western shore, A fugitive, this captain, buffeted Cruelly on land as on the sea By blows from powers of the air - behind them Baleful Juno in her sleepless rage. And cruel losses wer...


Elise rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 23, 2017

some funny reviews as to my opinions on this 1) this is filled with purple prose and instalove, complete with a hot sexy bad boy for the main character 2) hello my name is Aeneas Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way. I have long ebony black hair and some people say I look like Aphrodite (AN: if u don’t kno...


Charlotte rated it ★★★☆☆

November 08, 2017

Read as part of my A Levels. Thoroughly enjoyed the first half of The Aeneid (mainly because its the half influenced by The Odyssey and so more mythological and fantastical) less enthralled by the second half (more influenced by The Iliad - with war and politics.) Will go back for a reread at some...


Fernando rated it ★★★★★

February 19, 2018

"La fortuna favorece a los valientes" La Eneida, este poema épico inmortal surgido de la genialidad ilimitada de Publio Virgilio Marón, es considerado uno de las obras clásicas fundacionales de la literatura universal que lo relaciona directamente con los aedos griegos, especialmente Homero, pero...





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