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Sometimes a Slog but a Worthy One,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Aeneid (Paperback)
The first thing to note is that this probably won't be as enjoyable to people who know nothing about either Homer or Augustan Rome. Don't let that put you off, go and educate yourself, I promise it will be worth it to anyone interested in the classical world. Ok, I don't expect everyone to be enthralled by the catalogue of ships (utterly unecessary in a written tradition really) but most of this book is utter genius. If you read it for nothing else then read it for the Dido and Aeneas episode, for this is one of the most powerfully told tales from the ancient world. Oh and, by the way, the blood and guts are spectacularly good too!