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Powell, B: Vergil's Aeneid


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List of Maps and Figures: Foreword: Acknowledgments: About the Translator: Maps: Timeline of Roman History Through Augustus: Genealogical Chart: Introduction Book 1: The Shores of Africa Book 2: The Fall of Troy Book 4: The Death of Dido Book 6: Descent into the Underworld Book 7: The Seeds of War (lines 1-121; 230-389; 659-end) Book 8: The Shield of Aeneas (lines 1-176; 352-end) Book 9: Turnus Besieges the Trojan Camp (lines 151-391) Book 10: The Deaths of Pallas, Lausus, and Mezentius (lines 1-116; 408-552; 626-end) Book 11: The Mourning for Pallas and the Glory of Camilla (lines 416-?) Book 12: The Death of Turnus (lines 384-end) Bibliography: Credits: Index/Glossary:

About the Author

Barry B. Powell is the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught for thirty-four years. His translations of the Iliad (2013) and the Odyssey )2014) were also published by Oxford University Press.


"Powell's translation roves with the lows and highs of Vergil's Latin, matching the poem's emotive and stylistic variations turn for turn. With rich visual illustrations and explanatory notes on nearly every page, Powell's Aeneid offers a full immersion into the mythological and political workings of the poem: in short, a book both good to think with, and good to teach with."--Kirk Freudenburg, Yale University "Powell's translation does more than just allow the Latin-less reader to appreciate the artistry of Vergil; it gives a glimpse into why we are still reading Vergil and why this 'handbook of empire'--with all of the attendant ambiguities and complexities of that phrase--is still relevant today."--Leah Kronenberg, Rutgers University

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