"The Aeneid" is a sweeping epic of arms and heroism and a searching portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and the force of his own destiny. Here, Fagles brings to life the timeless journey of Aeneas - Achilles' erstwhile foe - as he flees the ashes of Troy to found the Roman people and change forever the course of the Western world.
Virgil, born in 70 BC, is best remembered for his masterpiece, The Aeneid. Robert Fagles has been awarded the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His acclaimed verse translations include Sophocles' Three Theban Plays, Aeschylus' Oresteia, Homer's Iliad and Homer's Odyssey.