Monday, January 2, 2006

Virgil's The Aeneid

Our first book in our Medieval History rotation will be Virgil's epic poem, "The Aeneid". There are many, many translations available online, in libraries, and reprinted and distributed through popular booksellers (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookstar).

The links below include online translations as well as suggested translators (most popular). Please feel free to use whatever source you may have on hand or locally available.

General Background on Virgil

Collected Works Biography Commentary

Online and Paperback Texts

  • HTML (12 pages, indexed) at the Litrix Reading Room (Translated by John Dryden)
  • HTML (12 pages, 69-99 KB) at MIT Classics Archive (Translated by John Dryden)
  • Text file (606 KB) at MIT Classics Archive (Translated by John Dryden)

    Available at Amazon.Com:
  • Paperback edition, translated by Allen Mandelbaum (Bantam Classics, 1981).
  • Paperback edition, translated by Robert Fitzgerald (Vintage, 1990).
  • Thrift Paperback edition, translated by Charles J. Billson (Dover, 1995).
  • Audio Cassette edition, unabridged, read by Frederick Davidson (Blackstone Audio Books, 1997).

Study Guide from

Study and Discovery Questions