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I loved translating Cicero's 1st Catilinarian Oration, so I hoped I'd like the Aeneid, too. I didn't like it so much as love it. Vergil packs these lines with all sorts of figures of speech, and most lines are fairly metrically interesting as well. I also love all the possible interpretation of the text. Boyd (well, mostly Clyde Pharr, whom she borrows heavily from) makes the text very clear. For instance, she often changes a weird i-stem accusative ending to an e-stem ending, making it much mor...
This update to Pharr's classic edition of the Aeneid is a truly worthy successor. I use it to teach AP Latin (Vergil) and truly could not ask a better text.
The set up of this book is nice, with detailed notes and a very handy fold out vocabulary in the back. I just wish Boyd had done all twelve books this way. The selections do hit the major plot points, but some of my favorite details were left out.
The best edition of Vergil for the AP syllabus!
in latin...after I got past wanting to kill myself, I really started appreciating it
Well, that was fun. :)
I have learned the beauties of Virgil's skill from this book.