Aeneidea, Or, Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis: With a Personal Collation of All the First Class Mss., Upwards of One Hundred Second Class Mss., and All the Principal Editions, Volume 3
Williams and Norgate, 1889
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A most helpful glimpse into the nineteenth century research on the Aeneid penned by a most dedicated researcher, Irishman James Henry, who devoted over twelve years to searching sources and interpreting the manuscripts of this work by Virgil. He is very interesting and devoted to uncovering the Latin language which Virgil used to write the long poem. In doing his research, he not only interprets and appreciates Virgil, but also takes on many of the European researchers and translators of the work by Virgil in his European setting. He compares, contrasts, and criticizes the various translations and interpretations by many scholars. A great way to increase your understanding of Latin language and also to understand the poetic devices of the Roman poet Virgilius, this is a great work that is mind-stretching and very educative. He never received any pecuniary reward for this great work of devotion to the Aeneid. The result is true, unabated devotion to pure scholarship that would be rare to find today among scholars. Hard work, but greatly rewarding.