Vergil: The Poet's Life

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Price
$26.00  $24.18
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
200
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300256611

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About the Author

Sarah Ruden is an award-winning classics scholar, a poet, and a widely published writer on religion and culture. Her many translations of Greek and Roman works include Vergil's Aeneid.

Reviews

"Ms. Ruden has converted the writer of the Aeneid from a noble and stodgy 'ancient' into our contemporary . . . persuasively re-imagined [as] a sympathetic, three-dimensional figure. . . . The existence of the Aeneid is cause for gratitude. So is Ms. Ruden's sensitive, celebratory portrait of its maker."--Willard Spiegelman, Wall Street Journal

"A detailed biography of Vergil should be impossible; but Sarah Ruden displays such subtlety, such imagination, such love for her subject, as to render the impossible possible."--Tom Holland, author of Dominion

"An enlightening and thoroughly modern introduction to Rome's premier poet. This book should be required reading for every student and reader of Vergil's immortal verse."--Daisy Dunn, author of The Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

"In this engaging account, Sarah Ruden brings Vergil back as a living, breathing person, navigating issues of politics, sexuality, class, and culture that we still confront today."--Randall Ganiban, Middlebury College