This selection is composed of extracts in narrative order from each of the twelve Books of Virgil’s great epic devoted to the glory and divine origins of Rome and Aeneas’s Continue Reading
A mighty epic ends as Aeneas plunges his sword into the wounded Turnus’s heart. Hear the final extract from the poem in Virgil’s Latin and follow in English here.
In Book 9 of Virgil’s Aeneid, Turnus, Aeneas’s enemy and the leader of the Rutuli, is shut inside his enemy’s camp. At first, the battle goes his way – but then the Trojan leaders begin to rally their forces. Hear Virgil’s original Latin and follow in English here.