The Aeneid: A New Translation (UK Edition)

February 23, 2021
The Aeneid: A New Translation (UK Edition)

On his deathbed in 19 BCE, Vergil asked that his epic, theAeneid, be burned and not published. If his wishes hadbeen obeyed, western literature - and maybe even westerncivilization - might have taken a different course.The Aeneid has remained a key text of universitycourses since the rise of universities, and has been invoked at keypoints of human history - whether by Saint Augustine to illustratethe fallen nature of the soul, by settlers to justify manifestdestiny in North America, or by Mussolini in support of his Fascistregime.In this fresh and fast-paced translation of the Aeneid,Shadi Bartsch brings the poem to the modern reader. Along with thetranslation, her introduction will guide the reader to a deeperunderstanding of the epic's enduring influence.