Virgil (Collins)

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Virgil  (1870) 
by William Lucas Collins

Volume V of the "Ancient Classics for English Readers" series, the books of which series are useful as a preliminary acquaintance to readers that wish to read the ancient texts for the first time and also a nice interpretation of them for readers that are already acquainted with them. In this volume, the poems of Virgil are translated into an edited and abbreviated form, with explanatory notes and interpretive background placed among the text.

VIRGIL

BY THE

REV. W. LUCAS COLLINS, M.A.

AUTHOR OF
'ETONIANA,' 'THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS,' ETC.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS

EDINBURGH AND LONDON

MDCCCLXX

CONTENTS.


PAGE
INTRODUCTION, 1
THE POET, 8
THE PASTORALS, 13
THE GEORGICS, 28
THE ÆNEID,—
CHAP. I. THE SHIPWRECK ON THE COAST OF CARTHAGE, 41
CHAP. II. ÆNEAS RELATES THE FALL OF TROY, 53
CHAP. III. ÆNEAS CONTINUES HIS NARRATIVE, 64
CHAP. IV. DIDO, 71
CHAP. V. THE FUNERAL GAMES, 85
CHAP. VI. THE SIBYL AND THE SHADES, 105
CHAP. VII. THE TROJANS LAND IN LATIUM, 128
CHAP. VIII. THE MUSTER OF THE LATIN TRIBES, 137
CHAP. IX. ÆNEAS MAKES ALLIANCE WITH EVANDER, 145
CHAP. X. TURNUS ATTACKS THE TROJAN ENCAMPMENT, 153
CHAP. XI. THE DEATH OF PALLAS, 161
CHAP. XII. THE DEATH OF CAMILLA, 167
CHAP. XIII. THE LAST COMBAT, 171
CHAP. XIV. CONCLUDING REMARKS, 180

ADVERTISEMENT.


This volume of the Series was to have been undertaken by the late Mr Conington. None can be more sensible than the present writer of the loss which all readers have sustained in the substitution rendered necessary by his lamented death.

The Editor begs to acknowledge the courteous permission of Mr Conington's representatives and publishers to make full extracts from his admirable version of the Æneid.


This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.