"He ain't heavy, he's my father:" The Aeneid
There is interest in continuing our epic journey this year with a group read of The Aeneid. For those who may be familiar with Homer in English translation, but not with Virgil, he well rewards the reading. The Aeneid retells the story of Aeneas (a Trojan who appeared in The Iliad) in the immediate aftermath of the fall of Troy, and his subsequent journeys ending in Italy where he founded the Roman people.
In order to give people time to decide on a translation and to order one if they're going the pbook route, we'll start reading two weeks from today, on September 17. As with the other epics, we'll plan to read six books a week. The work can be discussed from kickoff.
Looking forward to the discussion!