The Aeneid - Audiobook on CD  -     By: Virgil
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The Aeneid - Audiobook on CD

By: Virgil
Penguin Books / 2005 / Compact disc

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Robert Fitzgerald's magnificent translation of Virgil's epic poem was a major literary event at its release in 1983; today it is an acknowledged masterpiece. Profoundly poetic yet gloriously accessible, this is the best way to experience a work that has remained a centerpiece of Western civilization for 2,000 years. Fitzgerald's rendering speaks directly to the modern listener, inviting us to share the excitement, adventure, and human tears as Aeneas, the warrior hero, escapes from the burning city of Troy, embarks on a long and perilous journey, and eventually, triumphantly establishes a new nation - Rome. Read by Christopher Ravenscroft. Abridged. 9 hours. 8 CDs.

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Format: Compact disc
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 6.0 X 6.0 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1565119304
ISBN-13: 9781565119307
UPC: 025024894015
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Robert Fitzgerald's magnificent translation of Virgil's epic poem was a major literary event at its release in 1983; today it is an acknowledged masterpiece. Profoundly poetic yet gloriously accessible, this is the best way to experience a work that has remained a centerpiece of Western civilization for 2,000 years. Fitzgerald's rendering speaks directly to the modern listener, inviting us to share the excitement, adventure, and human tears as Aeneas, the warrior hero, escapes from the burning city of Troy, embarks on a long and perilous journey, and eventually, triumphantly establishes a new nation: Rome.

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ROBERT FITZGERALD was Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory Emeritus at Harvard University, a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He also translated the Iliad and Odyssey.

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