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Aeneid

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199608218
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744556
Aeneid

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(written 29–19 bc)

Epic in twelve books by *Virgil, reckoned the greatest poem in Latin literature. Key episodes are the fall of Troy, Aeneas’s love affair with Dido, and the descent into the underworld. ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish)

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