The Aeneid by Virgil

This epic poem tells the story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travels to Italy, where he becomes the ancestor of the Romans. It includes a series of prophecies about Rome's future and the deeds of heroic individuals, and is divided into two sections, the first illustrating the hero's journey and the second detailing the wars and battles that ensue as Aeneas attempts to establish a new home in Italy. The narrative is deeply imbued with themes of duty, fate, and divine intervention.

The 75th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 2346

Since this book was first published in 19, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 2346.0.

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