Publisher description for Virgil's Aeneid / translated by John Dryden ; edited by Frederick M. Keener.


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Virgil's epic vividly recounts Aeneas's tortuous journey after the Trojan War and the struggles he faced as he lay the foundations for the greatest continental empire. Rendered into a vigorous and refined English by the most important man of letters of the seventeenth century, this translation of the Aeneid "set a new, august standard so influential as to be epochal." For his version, John Dryden drew on the deep understanding of political unrest he had acquired during the Civil Wars of 1642-51 and the Glorious Revolution of 1688.


@TranslatioStud Got a gift of a huge wooden horse today, here in Troy. Just appeared outside the city gate. BTW: War going poorly.

Surprise. Soldiers inside the horse. We didn't start the fire! Hector's Ghost says to GTFO - take Dad and the kid with me.

I'm on a boat. Three generations of Aenean men on a sea-journey of epic proportions. Hmm. Sounds familiar...

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Epic poetry, Latin -- Translations into English.
Aeneas (Legendary character) -- Poetry.
Legends -- Rome -- Poetry.