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 time and all people.
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Virgil's haunting and enigmatic Eclogues provided the inspiration for the whole European tradition of pastoral poetry. Yet despite their rustic setting and the unparalleled beauty of their phrasing, the Eclogues are anything but escapist.