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Aeneas (Legendary character)

Works: 13 works in 22 publications in 4 languages and 832 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Epic poetry, Latin  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Film adaptations  Filmed ballets  Filmed operas  History  Epic poetry 
Classifications: PA6807.A5,
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    The Homeric hymn to Aphrodite : introduction, text, and commentary by Andrew Faulkner( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
    "The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, which tells of the seduction of the shepherd Anchises by the love-goddess Aphrodite, has long been recognized as a masterpiece of early Western literature. This new commentary, together with a full introduction and edition of the text, is the most comprehensive study of the poem ever undertaken. The introduction considers the literary interpretation of the poem, parallels in Near Eastern literature, the language and style of the poet, the date and place of composition of the poem, influence on later literature, and the manuscript transmission of the text. The commentary deals with points of interest as they arise, from matters of textual criticism to broader issues of interpretation, and draws upon linguistic, literary, historical, and archaeological evidence in order to throw light on the text and the questions that it raises. The book is designed to be a lasting work for scholars and students of ancient literature"--Jacket
    The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )
    2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
    Classics. Written between 29 and 19 B.C., THE AENEID tells the legendary tale of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the heroic ancestor of the Romans. This epic poem tells the story of Aeneas' nomadic travels from Troy to Italy, followed by the Trojans' victorious war against the Latins. Following on from his appearance in The Iliad, Aeneas' disconnected wanderings and vague association with the founding of Rome were compiled by Virgil into a compelling, epic and fantastical national foundation myth
    Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
    SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
    Dido and Aeneas : an opera by Henry Purcell( score )
    4 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
    Sparkling miniature opera, filled with intense drama and elegant song, lasts no more than an hour, yet unfolds a virtuoso range of expressive music, from a high-spirited sailors{u2019} dance to Dido{u2019}s touching lament "When I am laid in earth." First presented in 1689, remains the oldest operatic work still popularly performed. Authoritative early edition
    The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil( Book )
    in French and held by 81 libraries worldwide
    Virgil's epic poem in verse translation describing the fall of Troy
    The Homeric hymn to Aphrodite ( Book )
    1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
    ... Vergil's Aeneid; books I-VI by Virgil( Book )
    1 edition published in 1964 in Latin and held by 52 libraries worldwide
    Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell( visu )
    1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
    Mark Morris' modern dance is set to Henry Purcell's opera about Dido, the queen of Carthage and her doomed relationship with the Trojan prince Aeneas
    Versione dell'Eneide by Virgil( Book )
    1 edition published in 1954 in Italian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
    The Dido-Aeneas story from Vergil to Dryden by Elizabeth Lindsey Britton( Archival Material )
    2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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