the Aeneid

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Virgil

Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2011

Duration: 14 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

This enduring masterpiece tells of the epic quest of Aeneas, who flees the ashes of Troy to found a new civilization: Rome. A unique hero, Aeneas struggles and fights not for personal gain but for a civilization that will exist far into the 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 contributed to Western culture.

"[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..." —Kliatt

Translated by W. F. Jackson Knight

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