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The Aeneid

Virgil

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Description:

After a century of civil strife in Rome and Italy, the poet Virgil wrote The Aeneid to honor the emperor Augustus by praising Aeneas, Augustus's legendary ancestor. As a patriotic epic imitating Homer, The Aeneid also set out to provide Rome with a literature equal to that of Greece. It tells of Aeneas, survivor of the sack of Troy, and of his seven-year journey: to Carthage, where he fell tragically in love with Queen Dido; to the underworld, in the company of the Sibyl of Cumae; and, finally, to Italy, where he founded Rome. It is a story of defeat and exile, and of love and war. Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism-the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling, and the force of fate. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. The Aeneid is a book for all the time and all people. This version of The Aeneid is the classic translation by John Dryden.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Page

Length:

13h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

55:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

39:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

42:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

39:22