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Easy Reading Classic,
This review is from: The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
When compared to the works of Homer this tale feels like a homage to it. With the similarities to the Grecian gods and the style of the tale, you feel as if Homer had scribed another tale.
And yet this translation sparkles and makes it one of the easiest reading classics that I have read. There are no footnotes or other reference points to break the text, with appendices to flesh out two 'books'.
It would be churlish to give this less than five stars. The text is glorious and the tale draws you along. Many years after Virgil wanted the book destroyed it still lives.