Virgil's masterpiece and one of the greatest works in all of literature, now in a beautiful clothbound edition
Virgil (70 BC - 19 BC) is considered to be Rome's greatest poet and one of the most influential writers of all time. His work, particularly the epic poem The Aeneid, has had lasting impact on the Western canon, inspiring Dante, Milton and James Joyce.
A new and noble standard bearer . . . There's a capriciousness to
Fagles's line well suited to this vast story's ebb and flow.
-The New York Times Book Review (front page review)
Fagles's new version of Virgil's epic delicately melds the
stately rhythms of the original to a contemporary cadence. . . . He
illuminates the poem's Homeric echoes while remaining faithful to
Virgil's distinctive voice.
-The New Yorker Robert Fagles gives the full range of Virgil's drama, grandeur, and pathos in vigorous, supple modern English. It is fitting that one of the great translators of The Iliad and The Odyssey in our times should also emerge as a surpassing translator of The Aeneid.
-J. M. Coetzee