The Aeneid

The Aeneid

The Aeneid – thrilling, terrifying and poignant in equal measure – has inspired centuries of artists, writers and musicians.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated by J. W. Mackail and has an afterword by Coco Stevenson.

Virgil’s epic tale tells the story of Aeneas, a Trojan hero, who flees his city after its fall, with his father Anchises and his young son Ascanius – for Aeneas is destined to found Rome and father the Roman race. As Aeneas journeys closer to his goal, he must first prove his worth and attain the maturity necessary for such an illustrious task. He battles raging storms in the Mediterranean, encounters the fearsome Cyclopes, falls in love with Dido, Queen of Carthage, travels into the Underworld and wages war in Italy.

Title:The Aeneid
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780679729525
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    The Aeneid Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Æneis = Aeneid, VirgilThe Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor ...

  • Lisa

    “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 li...

  • Fergus

    THEY CAN CONQUER WHO BELIEVE THEY CAN -THEY CAN, BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY CAN!Now, isn’t that a nifty quick analysis of how faith works? That’s Virgil talking!Faith in oneself... or Faith in a High...

  • Meredith Holley

    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...

  • Libby

    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 T...

  • James

    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 ...

  • Madeline

    "I sing of warfare and a man at war.From the sea-coast of Troy in early daysHe came to Italy by destiny,To our Lavinian western shore,A fugitive, this captain, buffetedCruelly on land as on the seaBy ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    some funny reviews as to my opinions on this1) this is filled with purple prose and instalove, complete with a hot sexy bad boy for the main character2) hello my name is Aeneas Dark'ness Dementia Rave...

  • Charlotte May

    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 seco...

  • Piyangie

    History records that Virgil wrote his epic poem The Aeneid to fulfill two purposes. One is to restore the faith among Romans of the "Greatness of the Rome" at a time such faith was hard tried. The s...