Author : Molly Youngkin
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
ISBN 13 : 0814210481
Total Pages : 224 pages
Book Rating : 4.8/5 (421 download)
Book Synopsis Feminist Realism at the Fin de Siècle by : Molly Youngkin
Download or read book Feminist Realism at the Fin de Siècle written by Molly Youngkin and published by Ohio State University Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After a century of civil strife in Rome and Italy, the poet Virgil wrote "The Aeneid" to honor the emperor Augustus by praising Aeneas, Augustus's legendary ancestor. As a patriotic epic imitating Homer, "The Aeneid" also set out to provide Rome with a literature equal to that of Greece. It tells of Aeneas, survivor of the sack of Troy, and of his seven-year journey: to Carthage, where he fell tragically in love with Queen Dido; to the underworld, in the company of the Sibyl of Cumae; and, finally, to Italy, where he founded Rome. It is a story of defeat and exile, and of love and war. Virgil's "Aeneid" is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling, and the force of fate. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. "The Aeneid" is a book for all the time and all people. This version of "The Aeneid" is the classic translation by John Dryden.