on 7 January 2010
Are you a fan of beautiful poetry, epic voyages and practical advice on gardening and agriculture?
Perhaps you have a little Latin (or a lot) or a childhood nostalgia for the myth and metre of ancient times?
Or perhaps you're just looking for a tale to while away a rainy afternoon.
Whether your interest is studious, academic or whimsical, these two beautifully bound volumes bring you Virgil's vision of the Roman world.
Virgil I includes:
Virgil II includes:
The Minor Poems
Virgil's original verse is rendered in Latin (page left) with line numbers and footnotes. An English translation by H Rushton Fairclough runs parallel (page right) so one can flit comfortably between the two. The first volume also includes a short biography of Virgil with a summary of extant manuscripts and editions.
Recommended for historians, gardeners, latinists (of course), purveyors of poetry and lovers of myth.