Virgil, The Eclogues

The Eclogues of Virgil: A Bilingual Edition by Virgil My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this, mistakenly, because of Willa Cather; it wasn't until I brought it all the way home from the library that I checked again and saw that she was quoting not the Eclogues but the Georgics in My Ántonia. … Continue reading Virgil, The Eclogues

Virgil, The Aeneid

The Aeneid by Virgil My rating: 5 of 5 stars While nobody wants to agree with the conventional wisdom, I have to say that The Aeneid lives up to its reputation as a half-hearted epic, strongest in those moments and with those characters that most pull away from the teleology of Aeneas's god-ordained journey to … Continue reading Virgil, The Aeneid