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The Aeneid

Robert J. Forman

Published September 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781587658358
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Vergils Aeneid has long remained a staple of the Western literary canon. The essays in this volume discuss many different aspects of Vergils work, including the historical awareness of Romes future greatness, the significant psychological andMoreVergils Aeneid has long remained a staple of the Western literary canon. The essays in this volume discuss many different aspects of Vergils work, including the historical awareness of Romes future greatness, the significant psychological and ethical questions on fate and free-will, personal glory versus responsibility by those who lead, and the profound influence the Aeneid has had on Christian authors such as St. Augustine and Dante Alighieri. Readers should find it accessible, even without knowledge of the poem in its original Latin. To make this volume more accessible to general readers, wherever Latin, Greek, or Italian appears, an English translation immediately follows.