The Aeneid of Virgil

The Aeneid of Virgil

By Virgil; Allen Mandelbaum (Translator)

Bantam Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553210415, 416pp.

Publication Date: September 1981

Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well.Virgil's "Aeneid" is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over 2,000 years.Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. "The Aeneid" is a book for all the time and all people.

About the Author

Anthony Oldcorn, Professor and Chair of Italian Studies at Brown University, and Charles Ross, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Purdue University, have joined with National Book Award winner Allen Mandelbaum, who is W.R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities at Wake Forest University and Professor of the History of Literary Criticism at the University of Turin, as General Editors of the California Lectura Dantis.

Praise For The Aeneid of Virgil

"Allen Mandelbaum has produced a living Aeneid, a version that is unmistakably poetry." -- Erich Segal, The New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant translation; the only one since Dryden which reads like English verse and conveys some of the majesty and pathos of the original." -- Bernard M. W. Knox

"Mandelbaum has... given us a contemporary experience of the masterpiece, at last." -- David Ignatow