The Aeneid, Fresh Prose Translation   -     By: W. Jackson Knight
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The Aeneid, Fresh Prose Translation

Penguin Classics / 1958 / Paperback

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In this fresh prose translation, W.F. Jackson Knight discusses The Aeneid's impact on Western civilization and provides a list of variations from the Oxford text.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1958
ISBN: 0140440518
ISBN-13: 9780140440515
UPC: 051488011002
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In this fresh prose translation, W. F. Jackson Knight discusses The Aeneid's impact on Western civilization and provides a list of variations from the Oxford text.

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Virgil, born in 70 B.C., is best remembered for his masterpiece, The Aeneid. He earned great favor by portraying Augustus as a descendant of the half-god, half-man Aeneas. Although Virgil swore on his deathbed that The Aeneid was incomplete and unworthy, it has been considered one of the greatest works of Western literature for more than two thousand years.

Editorial Reviews

"Fitzgerald's is so decisively the best modern Aeneid that it is unthinkable that anyone will want to use any other version for a long time to come."--New York Review of Books

"From the beginning to the end of this English poem...the reader will find the same sure control of English rhythms, the same deft phrasing, and an energy which urges the eye onward."--The New Republic

"A rendering that is both marvelously readable and scrupulously faithful.... Fitzgerald has managed, by a sensitive use of faintly archaic vocabulary and a keen ear for sound and rhythm, to suggest the solemnity and the movement of Virgil's poetry as no previous translator has done (including Dryden).... This is a sustained achievement of beauty and power."--Boston Globe

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