The Aeneid

Aeneas' Flight from Troy - Federico Barocci

Aeneas’ Flight from Troy – Federico Barocci 1598

Excellent dramatisation of The Aeneid, the epic poem by Virgil, but once again BBC shoots itself in the foot, as I write, less than 17 hours left to listen to the Part 1 of a two part dramatisation.

BBC is forever plugging, listen again, then when you try, you find no longer available.

The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of 9,896 lines in dactylic hexameter.

At least the discussion on The Aeneid, with Melvyn Bragg and guests, is still avalable on-line.

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