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The Aeneid of Vergil
The Aeneid of Vergil: Selections VII-XII. | Virgil
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Jazinator
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Panpan

Book #43: We head back to the ancient classics with this Roman telling of the travels of Aeneas, a Trojan who ultimately became the ancestor of the Romans. The Aeneid feels like it was written to fulfill the Roman need to copy all of the Greek mythology, and unfortunately that is how this book reads. The first half follows The Odyssey almost to the...

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OrtizReads1
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1. Shane we‘ve been friends for 20 years. He stood up for me in 4th grade and let me play football with the boys.
2. St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
3. Sunscreen and surfboard wax
4. The Iliad and the Odyssey
5. Whoever wants to do this too!

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EmilieGR
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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My favorite of the three: rank above the Iliad and the odyssey

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veraizm
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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#currentread#currentlyreading#theaeneid#virgil

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PippoRanito
Aeneid | Virgil
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"I feel once more the scars of the old flame."

From Book IV of Virgil's epic masterpiece, The Aeneid.

Some unfairly consider this as just a fanfic of The Iliad, but I think there's something about Virgil's sensibilities that make this work stand out and truly shine on its own.

#poetry #classics #history

LauraBeth I first read The Aeneid 29 years ago and I‘ve been carrying it around in my heart since then. Definitely more than fanfic! 12mo
PippoRanito @LauraBeth More than a fanfic, yes! And just because Virgil copied the heroic form and followed up The Iliad doesn't mean it's a cheap knockoff. That's why I get really riled up when people parrot the "it's just an Iliad fanfic" nonsense. ? 12mo
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Tamra
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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Not enjoying this as much as The Odyssey - too much war. I get bored with war. 🤨 I don‘t see The Iliad in my reading future.

bookcollecter The war is supposed to be allegory for the psychological and spiritual wars we fight in our minds. Perhaps viewing it from this perspective may help you to better enjoy. 1y
Tamra @bookcollecter thanks, maybe with some time to reflect I‘ll appreciate it more. 1y
batsy I've avoided it this long because of the war aspect, too. But I do want to read it... at some point... 1y
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Eyejaybee
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Inspired by listening to, and reading, Natalie Haynes to revisit the Aeneid for the first time since my O Levels, but maybe not yet up to reading it in Latin again. #virgil #aeneid #nataliehaynes #classics #book #books #bookstagram #currentlyreading #classicalliterature #latin #coffee #booksandcoffee #coffeeandbooks #caffeine #caffeineaddict #wakeupandsmellthecoffee #muswellhill #muswellhillbilly #n10 #cotebrasseriemuswellhill

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Hamlet
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Pickpick

While The Aeneid is a worthwhile read, I must admit that the combination of its propaganda for Augustus and its being so derivative of Homer decreased my enjoyment. Even in translation, the poetry is beautiful. Carthage Queen Dido and the warrior Camilla are both great characters. Despite the pot shots at Ulysses (Odysseus), this story of a Trojan remnant founding what will become Rome is an epic worth reading, but only after Homer.

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demicaractere
Aeneid | Virgil
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I apologize for being MIA this month. Rehearsals for Dido and Aeneas have been INSANE! I play a witch and a lady of the night and I‘m having so much fun! The costuming and staging we‘re doing is so unique. Steampunk is awesome. When I took this picture I had already removed my zip off sleeves(!) but I can assure you they‘re so cool and flowy!! Also, my lips are like that for the whole show, not just for the prostitute scene. #didoandaeneas

Cinfhen Very cool 2y
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amvs1111
Aeneid | Virgil
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I snapped this from Cuckoo's Calling. It speaks to me.

#newyearreads #meaningfulquote

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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🎶Listen, you know I love you,
but I just can't take this,
You know I love you,
but I'm playing for keeps,
Although I need you,
I'm not gonna make this,
You know I want to,
but I'm in too deep.🎶

...Poor Dido. 💔😭
#rocktober #intoodeep

readinginthedark That cover! 😍😍😍 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @readinginthedark Oh my god I KNOOOOOW!! I'm obsessed. The Mandelbaum translation's not bad either...😉 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻‼️ 2y
readinginthedark 😆Perfect! 2y
BarbaraBB Wow 😍 2y
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Sophoclessweetheart
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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I start my second year BA in Classical Studies in October and I am so excited. This year had been so important to me because I never thought I'd get this chance to reach for my dreams. I'm thrilled to be continuing and look forward to choosing my options next year. I am leaning towards Roman society, culture, mythology and Latin as my majors with minor in Greek mythology. It's such an amazing subject to be studying. #classics #virgil #booklover

Jamesfahyauthor I did a BA and MA in Classics, it's a wonderful area of study (even laboriously learning all the declensions and conjugations of Latin 😆) and it's flavoured my writing ever since. The Aeneid is wonderful, with its correlations to the earlier Greek Odyssey (and its differences) I loved satire best though, Juvenal and Horace are key 👌🏻💕 3y
Sophoclessweetheart @Jamesfahyauthor I will hopefully be doing an MA in Classical Studies too. It really is a wonderful area. I've always had a passion for ancient history and mythology. My goal is to become an Archivist, or History teacher. Oh! And my favourite by far is Ovid And Sophocles. 🙈🖤 (edited) 3y
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Abby-J
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So, as a 36 year old adult, I've recently gone back to school for the first time in several years to finish my English degree. (That's why I haven't posted in a while) At the risk of sounding like a jerk, does anyone else struggle with discussing literature with people who aren't book nerds? I continually want to shake my classmates when they make ridiculous comments (fortunately, the class is online). I don't get how they don't get things.

scripturient I'm in a similar situation. I'm not a student anymore but teach English lit at uni and in the last few years the number of students who just 'don't do books' has increased tremendously. I want to discuss texts with them and they look like they are braindead. So frustrating! I'm really glad to still have a few students who care about books and, in general, the subject they chose for themselves. I mean: nobody forces them to do this. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
GypsyKat I felt like this sometimes when I was in high school. 😐 3y
AndreaReads Ugh! Yes! I teach high school, and I have students proudly proclaim that they hate books/reading. 😡 Now that doesn't last long in my class because they soon realize that I'm not playing when it comes to books, but it's so frustrating that our kids live in this world where they think it's cool to hate books and refuse to venture outside of easy reads. 3y
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DreesReads
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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Mehso-so

I finally finished!!! I read the first half for a #Coursera course, and it was great. Without the supporting lectures and info I really struggled with the second half. So many names, who's important? How does this fit into Italian history/myth? Etc. but I'm done, yay me! #thewesterncanon

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crhealey
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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#PSA: Barnes and Noble is having a sale on their classics collection. $5 each. #sundayfunday

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Brie
Aeneid | Virgil
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The hero Aeneas flees the burning wreckage of his beloved city of Troy, destined to found a new city in Rome. I enjoyed seeing shades of both the Iliad and the Odyssey with this epic poem, though much of the Roman history went over my head. Apparently on his deathbed Virgil urged Emperor Augustus to burn this poem because it's unfinished. Thank gods he didn't. This heroic saga practically begs for re-reads in its complexity.

Hobbinol I've read this translation several times and loved it more each time. 3y
Brie @Hobbinol That was the first time I'd read this translation and it's definitely my favorite. 3y
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brilliantglow
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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I saw @Well-ReadNeck post about 745 books she'd hoarded on her kindle. Just thought I'd post a pic of the current total on my tablet. It's a bit hard to see with the flash glare but it's 7113. Of which, over the years, I've read almost half.

LauraBeth I approve of this 👏👏 3y
Well-ReadNeck 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
Suzze Wowsa! Do you do all your reading on Kindle? 3y
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brilliantglow @Suzze no. I don't do any reading on Kindle. I never buy books from amazon, for some technical reasons. I do do a lot of reading on my tablet, in bed or when I'm out of the house but I also have about 400 physical books at home. 3y
Suzze @brilliantglow Oops, didn't notice the Samsung on top. Duh. I just started buying from a Amazon in the last year and still try to shop other places most of the time. 3y
brilliantglow @Suzze I don't like that you can't actually buy the ebook from amazon you just pay for a license to read the book from them. I prefer being able to buy the ebook and download it to my laptop so I can edit the meta data so it's actually right and labeled how I like for my library. Especially in the case of books that are part of a series. 3y
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Brie
Aeneid | Virgil
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Aeneas carries his father Anchises on his back as they escape from the sacking of Troy. I'd say that takes some serious #muscles. #aprilbookshowers

RealLifeReading Nice one! 3y
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SonyaBeatty
Aeneid | Virgil
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#aprilbookshowers Day 3: #mythology
Another book that deserves a reread.

writerlibrarian Lovely cover 3y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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#feistyfeb Day 17: #fanfic! I sure didn't think I'd read any fan fiction but I decided to do some googling, and what do you know, you can totally squeeze these books into that box! Paradise Lost is a riff on the Bible (like many other books) The Aeneid is the unofficial sequel to The Odyssey and Wide Sargasso Sea is about minor characters in Jane Eyre. Score!

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DreesReads
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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Ten books down, two to go. I WILL finish this.

Malisa You got this🎉🎉👏👏 3y
LauraJ You're almost there! 3y
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DreesReads
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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I started this book in early December, for a #Coursera course. The first half or so was required. I've been trying to finish it ever since. It is sooo slow, and I wish I had more lectures to help me through, because I am sure I am missing a lot. I have about 65 pages to go. I try to read 10 pages a day, but don't always manage. #slowreads #readjanuary

RealLifeReading I'm in awe of you even tackling this book! 3y
Alfoster You're right! It's a tough and slow read! Rock on👏👏! 3y
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DreesReads
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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Phew! #coursera course completed! I did all of every reading--except the very last, Ovid, because I have been down with an awful virus this week (worse than a cold, but only lasts 5 days). The lectures got me through!

Tsubame Cool! I'm in the last books of the Odyssey and ahead of schedule, but I'm sure I'll fall behind during the holidays 😅 It's a really interesting course! 3y
Texreader Congrats!! 3y
BekahB Congratulations!!! 3y
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DreesReads @Tsubame it is an excellent course--I learned a ton. I now know enough about the heroes and gods that I want to keep reading (the Iliad, other plays by Sophocles etc, basically out of Blooms Western Canon). First I am going to finish the Aeneid (only half was assigned). Then get to Ovid, as that is also a #1001listbook --I had no idea that the Aeneid and Metomorphoses and Homer all refer to the same events to a certain extent. (1/2) 3y
DreesReads Clearly this gap in my knowledge was just as huge as I thought. Maybe the Lightning Thief will be more interesting if I reread it now? And I was a history major, yet Greek/Roman references have always landed flat for me. No longer!! (2/2) 3y
DreesReads @Texreader @BekahB thank you! I am very eager to get back to all my other reading too 😜📚📚 3y
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Eugeniavb
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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THE foundational epic about the city of Rome and a fantastic book on ancient cities, which of course includes #Rome. #fictionnonfictionpairing #seasonsreadings2016 🏛📚❤️

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DreesReads
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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#coursera Greek and Roman mythology week 9--finally starting Rome! And just 2 weeks to go, yippee! This week's assignment is only books 1-5 (out of twelve). I'll be finishing this--in a few more weeks!

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clloveday
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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"This is the place of shades, of sleep and of slumbering night"
Book 6 "The Underworld"

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sereneselkie
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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sereneselkie
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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a rare moment of idyllic peace in the Aenid, right before the tragic deaths of Nisus and Euryalus. #classics #classicsarekillingme #theaenid #virgil

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SerialReader
Aeneid | Virgil
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"If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell." Read Virgil's epic poem of the Trojan Aeneas who travels to Italy and becomes the ancestor of the Romans. Just added to the Serial Reader app!

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21stCenturyLit
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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Each of us must suffer his own demanding ghost. (6.859)

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21stCenturyLit
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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I didn't have high hopes for this translation, having remembered the Fitzgerald fondly from grad school, but in the end This was so good it made me think less of Homer.