The Aeneid, by Virgil (NEW in Shrink Wrap)
Translated and with an introduction by John Dryden. Illustrated by Carlotta Petrina
EASTON PRESS Collector's Edition from The Hundred Greatest Books Every Written Series
Hardcover bound in full black leather with raised bands on spine, 22kt gold gilt titles and handsome gilt decorations on boards and spine, moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in.
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 travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It comprises 9,896 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's 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.