The Aeneid of Virgil

The Aeneid of Virgil

By Virgil; Allen Mandelbaum (Translator)

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

Publication Date: September 1, 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

Allen Mandelbaum is W.R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities at Wake Forest University and a National Book Award winner. He is the translator of the UC Press facing-text editions of Dante s "Divine Comedy" (in three volumes: "Inferno, Purgatorio, "and "Paradiso"), as well as the UC Press editions of the verse translations of "The Odyssey of Homer" and "The Aeneid" of Virgil. Anthony Oldcorn is Chair of Italian at Brown University. Charles Ross is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Purdue University.

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