Robert fagles s translations of both the iliad and odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and become the standard translations of our era. All pictures are from wikimedia commons, unless otherwise annotated. Robert fagles gives the full range of virgils drama, grandeur, and pathos in vigorous. An emeritus professor of comparative literature at princeton, he has already translated, with great success, homers. Now, his stunning modern verse translation of virgils aeneid is poised to do the same. Robert fagles s latest achievement completes the magnificent triptych of western epics. Featuring an illuminating introduction to virgils world by. The aeneid penguin classics deluxe edition 97801431058. Robert fagles, whose acclaimed translations of homers iliad and odyssey were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the aeneid to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Buffy the vampire slayer, created by joss whedon, performance by sarah michelle gellar, season 4, episode 10, mutant enemy, 1999. From the awardwinning translator of the iliad and the odyssey comes a. From the awardwinning translator of the iliad and the odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of virgils great epic.
It is fitting that one of the great translators of the. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, robert fagles brings the more. The aeneid by virgil and robert fagles penguin random house. Robert fagles, the poems newest translator, comes to the fray well armed. The penguin classics version of fagles s translation is a great book to hold in your hand. Fagles was born in philadelphia, pennsylvania, the son of charles fagles, a lawyer, and vera voynow fagles, an architect. Review of the week books sydney morning herald australia.
Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, the iliad is the story of the trojan war and the rage of achilles. This beautifully produced edition of the aeneid will be eagerly sought by readers desiring to complete their fagles collectionand the attention it. A sweeping story of arms and heroism, the aeneid follows the adventures of aeneas, who flees the ashes of troy to embark upon a tortuous course that brings him to italy and fulfills his destiny as founder of the roman people. Robert fagles, the poems newest translator, comes to the fray well.
The aeneid by virgil, 97801431058, download free ebooks, download free pdf epub ebook. Fagles s work in this translation is readable, accessible, and overall well executed. Book i athena inspires the prince sing to me of the man, muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of troy. I was pleasantly surprised once i purchased the ebook. Robert fagles, whose acclaimed translations of homers iliad and odyssey were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the aeneid to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original latin as. Robert fagles, whose acclaimed translations of homers iliad and odyssey. Now, with virgils the aeneid, my trifecta is complete. Has any book been recast into english more times than virgils aeneid.119 1507 564 752 623 142 15 625 553 376 1190 303 1556 550 453 782 26 643 634 992 1475 1601 4 666 658 1248 261 397 492 1508 79 364 584 1306 845 535 100 1066 637 88 781 361 746 1309 1013