David Ferry’s Translation of the Aeneid

21 April 2009

Last night before bed, I read this excerpt from Virgil’s Aeneid in the February 2009 issue of POETRY.

I must admit, I was surprisingly moved by this.  I’ve enjoyed other classical epics, but they are rarely emotionally charged.  I found this very affecting.

I’ve not read the rest of the Aeneid; is is all like this?

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