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Reading Virgil : Aeneid I and II

Author: Virgil.; P V Jones
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011.
Series: Cambridge intermediate Latin readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Virgil's Aeneid, an epic which tells the story of Aeneas' flight from burning Troy, his adventures on the high seas and eventual arrival in Italy, thereby founding the Roman race, is one of the most influential works of Roman literature. This edition of the first two books is designed for those who have completed an introductory course in Latin and aims to help such users to enjoy one of Latin literature's greatest  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Virgil.; Virgil; Virgil.; Publius Vergilius Maro; Publius Vergilius Maro; Vergil.; Vergil.; Virgil.; Virgil
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virgil.; P V Jones
ISBN: 9780521768665 0521768667 9780521171540 0521171547
OCLC Number: 663441331
Language Note: Text Latin; commentary in English.
Description: xiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Glossary of literary terms --
Notes for the reader --
Help with the text --
Grammar --
Metre and verse in the Aeneid --
Suggestions for further reading --
Maps --
Book I. Aeneas' mission: from storm to refuge ; Topics for extended essays on Book I --
Book II. Aeneas' account of the destruction of Ilium ; Topics for extended essays on Book II --
Some views for general discussion --
Appendix: other versions of the sack of Ilium --
Total learning vocabulary.
Series Title: Cambridge intermediate Latin readers.
Other Titles: Aeneis.
Responsibility: by Peter Jones.
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This edition of the first two books of Virgil's twelve-book masterpiece the Aeneid is designed to provide all the help that someone who has finished an introductory course in Latin will need to read  Read more...


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