The Aeneid, prose translation

VIRGIL (70 BCE - 19 BCE), translated by John WIlliam MACKAIL (1859 - 1925)

The Aeneid is the most famous Latin epic poem, written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. The story revolves around the legendary hero Aeneas, a Trojan prince who left behind the ruins of his city and led his fellow citizens 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, while the poem’s second half treats the Trojans’ victorious war upon the Latins. This is the recording of J.W.MacKail's prose translation. (Summary by Leni)

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Epics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction Bob Neufeld
00:02:41
Play 01 01 - Book first, The Coming of Aeneas to Carthage, part 1 Bob Neufeld
00:22:06
Play 02 02 - Book first, The Coming of Aeneas to Carthage, part 2 Bob Neufeld
00:31:37
Play 03 03 - Book second, The Story of the Sack of Troy, part 1 TRUEBRIT
00:26:31
Play 04 04 - Book second, The Story of the Sack of Troy, part 2 TRUEBRIT
00:30:02
Play 05 05 - Book third, The Story of the Seven Years' Wandering, part 1 Mary J
00:22:55
Play 06 06 - Book third, The Story of the Seven Years' Wandering, part 2 Mary J
00:20:06
Play 07 07 - Book fourth, The Love of Dido, and Her End, part 1 Kelseigh
00:24:57
Play 08 08 - Book fourth, The Love of Dido, and Her End, part 2 readerfromtexas
00:21:46
Play 09 09 - Book fifth, The Games of the Fleet, part 1 MorganScorpion
00:30:14
Play 10 10 - Book fifth, The Games of the Fleet, part 2 MorganScorpion
00:25:23
Play 11 11 - Book sixth, The Vision of the Under World, part 1 Peter Tucker
00:31:26
Play 12 12 - Book sixth, The Vision of the Under World, part 2 Peter Tucker
00:36:13
Play 13 13 - Book seventh, The Landing in Latium, and the Roll of the Armies of Italy, part 1 Lawrence
00:25:30
Play 14 14 - Book seventh, The Landing in Latium, and the Roll of the Armies of Italy, part 2 Mary J
00:22:18
Play 15 15 - Book eighth, The Embassage to Evander, part 1 Peter Tucker
00:25:00
Play 16 16 - Book eighth, The Embassage to Evander, part 2 Peter Tucker
00:23:51
Play 17 17 - Book ninth, The Siege of the Trojan Camp, part 1 Mary J
00:19:58
Play 18 18 - Book ninth, The Siege of the Trojan Camp, part 2 Mary J
00:24:13
Play 19 19 - Book tenth, The Battle on the Beach, part 1 Peter Tucker
00:30:01
Play 20 20 - Book tenth, The Battle on the Beach, part 2 Peter Tucker
00:31:13
Play 21 21 - Book eleventh, The Council of the Latins, and the Life and Death of Camilla, part 1 KHand
00:25:16
Play 22 22 - Book eleventh, The Council of the Latins, and the Life and Death of Camilla, part 2 KHand
00:26:31
Play 23 23 - Book twelfth, The Slaying of Turnus, part 1 Mary Schneider
00:32:25
Play 24 24 - Book twelfth, The Slaying of Turnus, part 2 Mary Schneider
00:30:09