The Aeneid by Virgil

The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the late 1st century BC (29–19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. 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 tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed. The hero Aeneas was already known to Greco-Roman legend and myth, having been a character in the Iliad; Virgil took the disconnected tales of Aeneas' wanderings, his vague association with the foundation of Rome and a personage of no fixed characteristics other than a scrupulous piety, and fashioned this into a compelling founding myth or nationalist epic that at once tied Rome to the legends of Troy, glorified traditional Roman virtues and legitimized the Julio-Claudian dynasty as descendants of the founders, heroes and gods of Rome and Troy.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Aeneid (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 299574 $7.56 $4.00 2008
The Aeneid (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 290662 $12.00 $1.99 1992
The Essential Aeneid (Hackett Classics) Paperback 253310 $6.00 $1.62 2006
Virgil: Eclogues. Georgics. Aeneid: Books 1-6 (Loeb Classical Library) Hardcover 99768 $23.12 $14.00 1999
The Aeneid: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 128406 2006
The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) Paperback 85605 $10.85 $1.88 2010
The Aeneid of Virgil Paperback 11917850 $16.60 $21.76 2007
The Aeneid of Virgil (Bantam Classics) Mass Market Paperback 84580 $2.99 $0.01 1981
Vergil's Aeneid, Books I-VI (Latin Edition) (Bks. 1-6) (English and Latin Edition) Paperback 39552 $37.79 $18.63 1998
The Aeneid: By Virgil : Illustrated & Unabridged (Free Bonus Audiobook) Kindle Edition 774043 2015
The Aeneid (Latin Edition) Paperback 548543 $8.99 2010
The Aeneid (Vintage Classics) Paperback 34502 $6.98 $0.99 1990
The Aeneid (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 32917 $7.58 $1.56 2008
The Aeneid Mass Market Paperback 2048808 $5.95 $5.98
The Aeneid Hardcover 563462 $12.45 $2.55
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The Aeneid of Virgil Paperback 1031485 $8.95 2013
The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 107443 $4.39 2003
The Aeneid of Virgil (Bantam Classics) Kindle Edition 49515 $1.99 2003
The Aeneid (Vintage Classics) Kindle Edition 65836 $7.99 2013
THE AENEID OF VIRGIL Paperback 1009348 $9.95 $0.01 1984
The Aeneid Audio CD 1505943 $16.51 $12.36 2005
Aeneid (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 347748 $7.55 2008
The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) Paperback 639944 $6.15 $0.01 1956
The Aeneid Hardcover 2335069 $5.48 $2.00
The Aeneid of Virgil Paperback 7207843 $7.09 2012
The Aeneid of Virgil Paperback 624579 $17.99 $5.98 2007
The Aeneid of Virgil Paperback 1392723 $8.50 $0.01 1982
The Aeneid (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 1828729 $9.93 $0.01 2002
Aeneid: Bks. 1-6 (Latin Edition) Hardcover 4509202 $232.76 $41.70
The Aeneid Audio CD 578957 $3.73 $3.35 2008
Aeneid of Virgil, The Paperback 1484088 $11.00 $0.01 1953
The Aeneid (Mentor Series) Mass Market Paperback 2502434 $2.99 $0.01 1961
The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) Paperback 32445 $5.59 $1.84 2003
The Aeneid Paperback 874522 $9.99 2014
The Aeneid Hardcover 753057 $6.40 $0.01
The Aeneid Audible Audio Edition 5174 $25.95 2006
Aeneid of Virgil (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 86132 2014
The Aeneid Kindle Edition 109587 $0.99 2013
The Aeneid (Webster's Japanese Thesaurus Edition) Paperback 5583594 $23.36 2008
Aeneid Paperback 81802 $8.14 $4.29 2005
Aeneid Hardcover 960975 $30.00 $10.84 2005
The Aeneid Kindle Edition 826195 $0.99 2008
Aeneid (Everyman) Paperback 2323277 $2.29 $0.01 1998
The Aeneid (Enriched Classics) Mass Market Paperback 2794658 $2.51 $1.28 2009
The Aeneid (Collector's Library) Hardcover 3050169 $2.78 $3.86 2004
The Aeneid (Tantor Unabridged Classics) Audio CD 3557618 $19.54 $19.59 2010
The Aeneid Hardcover 316660 $19.99 $7.97 2006
Aeneid Kindle Edition 124417 $8.48 2005
The Aeneid Audio CD 2177228 $3.22 $6.24 2006
The Aeneid Hardcover 2250254 $10.50 $6.62 2006
The Aeneid Audio CD 430642 $4.75 $4.74 2006
The Aeneid (Webster's Korean Thesaurus Edition) Paperback 6868245 $23.36 $64.76 2006
The Essential Aeneid Hardcover 483675 $22.88 $7.12 2006
The Aeneid Paperback 722325 $8.89 $0.01 1983
Aeneid: Books I-VI Paperback 558407 $21.00 2015
The Aeneid Paperback 710966 $3.36 $0.02 1985
THE AENEID OF VIRGIL (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 250204 2015
THE AENEID Kindle Edition 278951 2016
The Aeneid Paperback 181564 $10.58 $6.04 2009