The Aeneid

Aeneid by Fagles

This epic was written during the days of Augustus Caesar. In fact, the emperor actually commissioned Publius Vergilius Maro┬áto write a great epic for the Romans to rival Homer’s. ┬áVirgil was already a renowned poet in Rome, known for the Eclogues and the Georgics (odes to the country life).

 

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Some Great Art Inspired By The Aeneid

Aeneas Meets Venus Disguised as Huntress (from Book One)…

Venus As Huntress With Aeneas

Dido Receiving Aeneas & Cupid (in disguise as the son, Ascanius)…

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