The Aeneid of Virgil

The Aeneid of Virgil


Language: English

Pages: 423

ISBN: 0520254155

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This deluxe edition of Virgil's epic poems, recounting the wanderings of Aeneas and his companions after the fall of Troy, contains an introduction by Allen Mandelbaum and fourteen powerful renderings created by Barry Moser to illustrate this volume.




















race. Aeneas (for his father’s love could not permit his mind to rest) now quickly sends Achates to the Trojan ships, to carry these tidings to Ascanius, to lead Aeneas’ son up to the walls of Carthage: all his paternal love and care are for Ascanius. He also tells Achates to bring back gifts snatched from the wreck of Troy: a tunic stiff with images of gold, and then a veil whose fringes were of saffron acanthus—these once worn by Argive Helen, who had borne them off to Troy and her unlawful

from under him, and he could not hold fast his stumbling footsteps. Nisus fell 113 395 400 405 410 415 420 425 430 435 114 THE AENEID headlong upon the filthy slime itself and in the sacrificial blood. And yet he did not once forget Euryalus, not even then forget his love; for rising above the slippery soil, he threw himself across the path of Salius, who tumbled backward on the thick sand. Euryalus now runs ahead and gains first place, a winner because of his friend’s kindness; he

yet left her spirit; for deep within her mind lie stored the judgment of Paris and the wrong done to her scorned beauty, the breed she hated, and the honors that had been given ravished Ganymede)— was angered even more; for this, she kept far off from Latium the Trojan remnant left by the Greeks and pitiless Achilles. For long years they were cast across all waters, fate-driven, wandering from sea to sea. It was so hard to found the race of Rome. With Sicily scarce out of sight, the Trojans had

city; they are tired of their trials at sea. And Iris, since she is not unskilled at stirring evil, then throws herself among them, sets aside the dress and the appearance of a goddess, becoming Beroë, the aged wife [590-620] 780 785 790 795 800 805 810 815 [620-652] BOOK V of Tmarian Doryclus, she who once had her fame and family and sons; and thus she shows herself among the Dardan women. “O miserable ones, we whom the Achaean soldiers did not drag off to death in battle beneath

across the waves to lands of sun. They stand; each pleads to be the first to cross the stream; their hands reach out in longing for the farther shore. But Charon, sullen boatman, now takes these souls, now those; the rest he leaves; thrusting them back, he keeps them from the beach. That disarray dismays and moves Aeneas: “O virgin, what does all this swarming mean? What do these spirits plead? And by what rule must some keep off the bank while others sweep the blue-black waters with their oars?”

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