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The Poems of Virgil by James Rhoades 1962


Title: The Poems of Virgil
Author: Virgil translated by James Rhoades
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1962
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

Add a splash of blue to the bookshelf with this 1962 edition of The Poems of Virgil, translated into English by James Rhoades. The preface states: 'To write a verse-translation of the Aeneid, though the labour be one of love, must in the nature of things be a somewhat thankless undertaking: for in the first place, if it is impossible to reach perfection in the rendering of any poem from one language to another, it is past impossible, when two languages are so remotely akin as Latin and English, and when the style of one author was, even in his own tongue, unapproachable for subtle delicacy and artistic finish...' Just one of the many classic, collectible, vintage books available on our online used bookstore.