Friedrich von Schiller

1759 - 1805

Friedrich von Schiller, 1759 – 1805, was the great contemporary and occasional collaborator of Goethe. He wrote a first-rate free translation of Books 2 and 4 of Virgil’s Aeneid, covering Aeneas’s account to Dido of the fall of Troy, and their subsequent, doomed love-affair. You can see and hear his version of the death of Laocoon from Book 2 and Dido’s reproaches to Aeneas and ultimate death from Boook 4 by following the links at the bottom of the page.