The Aeneid, prose translation


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(4.6 stars; 17 reviews)

The Aeneid is the most famous Latin epic poem, written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. The story revolves around the legendary hero Aeneas, a Trojan prince who left behind the ruins of his city and led his fellow citizens to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem’s twelve books tell the story of Aeneas’ wanderings from Troy to Italy, while the poem’s second half treats the Trojans’ victorious war upon the Latins. This is the recording of J.W.MacKail's prose translation. (Summary by Leni) (10 hr 42 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 2:41 Read by Bob Neufeld
01 - Book first, The Coming of Aeneas to Carthage, part 1 22:06 Read by Bob Neufeld
02 - Book first, The Coming of Aeneas to Carthage, part 2 31:37 Read by Bob Neufeld
03 - Book second, The Story of the Sack of Troy, part 1 26:31 Read by TRUEBRIT
04 - Book second, The Story of the Sack of Troy, part 2 30:02 Read by TRUEBRIT
05 - Book third, The Story of the Seven Years' Wandering, part 1 22:55 Read by Mary J
06 - Book third, The Story of the Seven Years' Wandering, part 2 20:06 Read by Mary J
07 - Book fourth, The Love of Dido, and Her End, part 1 24:57 Read by Kelseigh
08 - Book fourth, The Love of Dido, and Her End, part 2 21:46 Read by readerfromtexas
09 - Book fifth, The Games of the Fleet, part 1 30:14 Read by MorganScorpion
10 - Book fifth, The Games of the Fleet, part 2 25:23 Read by MorganScorpion
11 - Book sixth, The Vision of the Under World, part 1 31:26 Read by Peter Tucker
12 - Book sixth, The Vision of the Under World, part 2 36:13 Read by Peter Tucker
13 - Book seventh, The Landing in Latium, and the Roll of the Armies of Italy, … 25:30 Read by Lawrence
14 - Book seventh, The Landing in Latium, and the Roll of the Armies of Italy, … 22:18 Read by Mary J
15 - Book eighth, The Embassage to Evander, part 1 25:00 Read by Peter Tucker
16 - Book eighth, The Embassage to Evander, part 2 23:51 Read by Peter Tucker
17 - Book ninth, The Siege of the Trojan Camp, part 1 19:58 Read by Mary J
18 - Book ninth, The Siege of the Trojan Camp, part 2 24:13 Read by Mary J
19 - Book tenth, The Battle on the Beach, part 1 30:01 Read by Peter Tucker
20 - Book tenth, The Battle on the Beach, part 2 31:13 Read by Peter Tucker
21 - Book eleventh, The Council of the Latins, and the Life and Death of Camill… 25:16 Read by KHand
22 - Book eleventh, The Council of the Latins, and the Life and Death of Camill… 26:31 Read by KHand
23 - Book twelfth, The Slaying of Turnus, part 1 32:25 Read by Mary Schneider
24 - Book twelfth, The Slaying of Turnus, part 2 30:09 Read by Mary Schneider

Reviews

A True Epic

(4 stars)

This story is a true epic, presenting an after story to the Trojan War. A must read/listen. The recording is pretty fair for a multireader.

(5 stars)

Lovely. Thank you. one of two versions I've heard here. Very enjoyable narrator. He sounds like a weary sea captain spinning a tale on the bow.

(5 stars)

excellent rendering of this classic tale. beautifully read . flowing and accessible prose.

very well read. So far all of the narrators are very very good

(5 stars)

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(3.5 stars)

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