The Aeneid

VIRGIL (70 BC - 19 BC), translated by John DRYDEN (1631 - 1700)

The Aeneid is a Latin epic written by Virgil in the 1st century BC that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem’s twelve books tell the story of Aeneas’ wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem’s second half treats the Trojans’ ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed. The poem was commissioned from Vergil by the Emperor Augustus to glorify Rome. Several critics think that the hero Aeneas’ abandonment of the Cartheginian Queen Dido, is meant as a statement of how Augustus’ enemy, Mark Anthony, should have behaved with the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. (Summary by Wikipedia and Karen Merline)

Genre(s): Epics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Bk 01: A Fateful Haven, pt 1 Justin Brett
00:28:22
Play 02 Bk 01: A Fateful Haven, pt 2 Joe Earley
00:39:17
Play 03 Bk 02: How They Took the City, pt 1 ontheroad
00:31:06
Play 04 Bk 02: How They Took the City, pt 2 ontheroad
00:28:13
Play 05 Bk 03: Sea Wanderings and Strange Meetings, pt 1 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:32:22
Play 06 Bk 03: Sea Wanderings and Strange Meetings, pt 2 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:29:17
Play 07 Bk 04: The Passion of the Queen, pt 1 Philippa
00:28:22
Play 08 Bk 04: The Passion of the Queen, pt 2 Philippa
00:31:37
Play 09 Bk 05: Games and a Conflagration, pt 1 Joe Earley
00:34:05
Play 10 Bk 05: Games and a Conflagration, pt 2 Joe Earley
00:41:57
Play 11 Bk 06: The World Below, pt 1 Joshua B. Christensen
00:31:37
Play 12 Bk 06: The World Below, pt 2 Joshua B. Christensen
00:34:10
Play 13 Bk 07: Juno Served by a Fury, pt 1 Alan Brown
00:37:15
Play 14 Bk 07: Juno Served by a Fury, pt 2 Alan Brown
00:35:26
Play 15 Bk 08: Arcadian Allies, pt 1 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:27:48
Play 16 Bk 08: Arcadian Allies, pt 2 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:33:37
Play 17 Bk 09: A Night Sortie, a Day Assault, pt 1 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:29:11
Play 18 Bk 09: A Night Sortie, a Day Assault, pt 2 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:37:38
Play 19 Bk 10: The Death of Princes, pt 1 Philippa
00:34:55
Play 20 Bk 10: The Death of Princes, pt 2 Philippa
00:41:30
Play 21 Bk 11: Debaters and a Warrior Girl, pt 1 Lisa Chau
00:34:51
Play 22 Bk 11: Debaters and a Warrior Girl, pt 2 Anna Simon
00:40:04
Play 23 Bk 12: The Fortunes of War, pt 1 David Lipa
00:37:31
Play 24 Bk 12: The Fortunes of War, pt 2 David Lipa
00:38:45