Title: The Works of Virgil
Author: Virgil, John Dryden (trans)
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. No date, inscription dated 1889.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Wear to covers and slight foxing to edges. Inscription on fly page, dated 1889, and a long inscription on chapter title page. A few works underlined here and there.
This edition contains:
1. The Aeneid
About Virgil (from Wikipedia):
Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.
Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome’s greatest poets. His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome from the time of its composition to the present day. Modeled after Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid follows the Trojan refugee Aeneas as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and arrive on the shores of Italy—in Roman mythology the founding act of Rome. Virgil’s work has had wide and deep influence on Western literature, most notably the Divine Comedy of Dante, in which Virgil appears as Dante’s guide through hell and purgatory.
About John Dryden (from Wikipedia):
John Dryden (9 August 1631 – 1 May 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott named him “Glorious John.” He was Poet Laureate in 1688.