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The Aeneid by P. Vergilius Maro
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This product includes the complete version of the Aeneid (12 books) in dual-language aligned format. The English appears on the left which is aligned to the original Latin on the right.
The English translation is by John Dryden. The Dryden translation appeared in this publication: Vergil. Bucolics, Aeneid, and Georgics Of Vergil. J. B. Greenough. Boston. Ginn & Co. 1900. It may have appeared in other publications.
About The Aeneid 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 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 hero Aeneas was already known to Greco-Roman legend and myth, having been a character in the Iliad. Virgil took the disconnected tales of Aeneas's wanderings, his vague association with the foundation of Rome and his description as a personage of no fixed characteristics other than a scrupulous pietas, and fashioned the Aeneid into a compelling founding myth or national epic that tied Rome to the legends of Troy, explained the Punic Wars, glorified traditional Roman virtues, and legitimized the Julio-Claudian dynasty as descendants of the founders, heroes, and gods of Rome and Troy.
Your order of The Aeneid includes the following files:
1. Cover file.
2. Complete version of the Aeneid (12 books) in dual-language aligned format. The English appears on the left is aligned to the original Latin on the right. See the Product review image below.
Note: The document is an .epub3 file. The .epub3 format allows for the fixed layout format needed for dual-language publishing.
3. (Forthcoming) Support Documents: All customers will receive support documents as they are published.
Additional Copyright Notice: Both the Latin original and the English translation are in the public domain.