The Aeneid of Virgil (1893)

S$130.00

The Aeneid of Virgil (1893)

S$130.00

Title: The Aeneid of Virgil, translated into English Verse

Author: Virgil, John Conington

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893.

Condition: Full leather, calf, fine binding. Very good. Slight scratching and rubbing to covers. Marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece missing. Occasional foxing, especially to prelims. Binding tight, text clean. 455pp., app 8″x5″.

1 in stock

About the book (from Wikipedia):

The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who fled the fall of Troy and travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem’s twelve books tell the story of Aeneas’ wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem’s second half tells of the Trojans’ ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed.

The Aeneid is widely regarded as Virgil’s masterpiece and one of the greatest works of Latin literature.