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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40,289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Virgil Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This enduring masterpiece tells of the epic quest of Aenas, who flees the ashes of Troy to found a new civilization: Rome. A unique hero, Aenas struggles and fights not for personal gain but for a civilization that will exist in the far future. Caught between passion and fate, his vision would change the course of the Western world.

Virgil, Rome’s greatest poet, turned a mythical legend into a national epic that would survive Rome’s collapse to become the most influential book Rome contributes to Western culture.

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  • “The founding of Rome and the maturation of a hero who has greatness thrust upon him are the subjects of Virgil’s first-century (B.C.) epic.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A sweeping epic filled with adventure and mythology, heroes and gods. There is a lot of material here for students of history, Greek and Roman mythology, ancient literature…[Davidson’s] diction and pacing are quite good.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/19/2014

    " A great read! Surely destined to become a classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Molly | 2/17/2014

    " Summer reading for my AP class and a refresher for myself. Oh Aeneas! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeannette | 2/12/2014

    " I really liked this play. It was interesting to see the Trojan War from a different view point. Though this could easily be called the Roman version of The Odysessy, it doesn't feel like a rip off to me. I love the time spent with Dido in Carthage and how Virgil plants the beginning of the Roman society. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Hannah | 2/6/2014

    " Admittedly, I read this at high school and found it the most painfully boring book ever. I don't know if I could bring myself to read it even now, just to see if it had improved with my age... "

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