The Aeneid


The Aeneid, by Virgil - click to see full size image

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The Aeneid is an epic poem written by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. It is considered one of the greatest works of Latin literature and one of the foundational texts of Western literature as a whole. Virgil wrote The Aeneid between 29 and 19 BCE, during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The poem consists of twelve books and follows the journey of Aeneas, a Trojan hero, as he flees the burning city of Troy after its defeat by the Greeks in the Trojan War. Aeneas embarks on a long and arduous journey that eventually leads him to Italy, where he is destined to found the city of Rome. The poem blends elements of myth, history, and Roman national identity, portraying Aeneas as a noble hero who embodies the virtues of duty, piety, and loyalty. Along the way, Aeneas encounters various challenges and obstacles, including battles with monsters and rival factions, as well as interactions with gods and other mythical beings.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

Part of the Harvard Classics set.

This book has 107,552 words, and 286 pages in the PDF version. This translation by John Dryden was originally published in 1697.

Production notes: This ebook of The Aeneid was published by Global Grey on the 17th April 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Æneas and His Father Fleeing Troy' by Simon Vouet.

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