The Aeneid by Virgil audiobook

The Aeneid

By Virgil
Translated by Robert Fitzgerald
Read by Christopher Ravenscroft

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Abridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665169301

  • ISBN: 9781665169288

  • ISBN: 9781665169295

Runtime: 9.25 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Robert Fitzgerald's magnificent translation of Virgil's epic poem was a major literary event at its release in 1983; today it is an acknowledged masterpiece. Profoundly poetic yet gloriously accessible, this is the best way to experience a work that has remained a centerpiece of Western civilization for 2,000 years.

Fitzgerald's rendering speaks directly to the modern listener, inviting us to share the excitement, adventure, and human tears as Aeneas, the warrior hero, escapes from the burning city of Troy, embarks on a long and perilous journey, and eventually, triumphantly establishes a new nation: Rome.

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Author Bio: Virgil

Author Bio: Virgil

Publius Vergilius Maro (70 BC–19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was a Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. He is traditionally ranked as one of Rome’s greatest poets. His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome from the time of its composition to the present day. He was born in a small village near Mantua in northern Italy and attended school at Cremona, Milan, and Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine, and rhetoric. He devoted his life, from 30 to 19 BC, to the composition of The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 9.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English