Original 1792 Works of Virgil Volume 4 -Epic Poem-
Condition: Good, full leather bound, title on spine, hinges repaired, leather cracked on spine cover, light water stain on ouside edges of first pages, 4" x 7" tall with 370 pages, Printed in London for J. Rivington and Sons, etc.
The Works of Virgil translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden (John Dryden). Volume the Fourth London
- The Ninth Book of the Æneis (Aeneid) - With Trojan leader Aeneas away from the home fort the God Juno informs Turnus the Latin who leads his army to battle. Turnus set fire to the Trojan ships anchored but Jupiter changes the ships to sea nymphs to keep them from being wasted. Battle discriptions with names of leaders enguaging their enemies and acts of internvention from the Gods.
- The Tenth Book of the Æneis (Aeneid) - Jupiter decrees he will not help either side in the war between the Latins and Trojans, the outcome will be decided by the efforts and merits of men alone. The battle continues, Aeneas returns to help his Trojans and king Tarchon of Tuscany provides Aeneas with a fleet of ships and warriors. They arrive quickly because of the help of the sea nymphs. Leaders battle and some die. Juno does save Turnus from death but Aeneas gets the upper hand.
- The Eleventh Book of the Æneis (Aeneid) - Prince Pallas's corpse is escorted to King Evander. A truce is called to bury the dead. Latins soilders speak of a solution to the conflict by a one to one battle between Aeneas and Turnus. The Trojans are found to be advancing on the city of the Latins. Many famous heros are there including Camilla the leader of the Volscians a race of warrior maidens. The Trojans loose many warriors but advance.
- The Twelfth Book of the Æneis (Aeneid) - Turnus decides to fight Aeneas one on one to settle the conflict and win Lavinia's hand. A treaty is agreed apon by Aeneas. The armies gather for the epic battle. With everyone watching including the Gods, things get out of hand and .... spoiler alert.....you have to read to find out the end......
- Postscript by John Dryden
- Notes and Observations on Virgil's Works in English
- Index to the Pastorals by Mr. Potter
- General Index of the Georgics - The Georgics (/ˈdʒɔːrdʒɪks/; Latin: Georgica [ɡeˈoːrɡɪka]) is a poem by Latin poet Virgil, likely published in 29 BC.
- Index to the AEneis by Mr. Potter
- A Poetical Index to Virgil's Aeneis by Mr. Potter
The Aeneid Latin: Aeneis 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.