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Harvard University Press
Harvard University Press,
Rivingtons / 1890–2013
Experience Rome’s greatest poet through the elegance of Virgil’s original Latin with the Noet Introduction to Virgil. This collection is perfect for both students and enthusiasts interested in reading Virgil for the first time. In addition to the Loeb Classical Library editions of Virgil’s three major works and the Appendix Virgiliana, this collection includes Susan C. Shelmerdine’s Introduction to Latin—a comprehensive introduction to reading Latin designed to kick-start comprehension of the text through frequent readings of actual classical Latin writings. Lastly, Edward Ross Wharton’s Etyma Latina provides a vocabulary foundation in 3,055 words from which most all other classical Latin words are built.
Perhaps Rome’s greatest poet, Virgil composed three major works of Latin literature: Ecloguese, Georgics, and the Aeneid. His work is some of the most structurally complex and flawlessly executed poetry produced in any language at any time. For centuries, the Aeneid and his other major works have been perennially standard curriculum in Western education. This capstone of literary accomplishment is now more accessible than ever.
The Noet Introduction Series equips beginners to engage the likes of Homer, Plato, and Virgil in the original Greek and Latin. Each collection contains authoritative editions of the original language manuscript with an English translation, and a contemporary Greek/Latin language textbook as well as a basic lexicon, selected to fit the text at hand. It has never been easier for lovers of the classics to study these texts in their original language. Start using Noet, and discover the classics with the eyes of an expert.
Noet allows you to study classic texts from across the centuries with unparalleled depth and efficiency. See Greek and Latin gloss and morphology with a click. Gather further clarification by instantly jumping to lexicons and dictionaries. Compare primary texts and translations, scrolling side by side in sync. Give compelling presentations with elegant slides and other pre-prepared media. Noet’s academic advantage applies the most advanced tools to the best texts, so you get the most out of your study.
Publius Vergilius Maro or Virgil (70–19 BC) was born, according to tradition, in Andes, Gaul. He was educated at schools in Cremona, Mediolanum, Rome, and Naples. Virgil died after visiting Greece to revise the Aeneid. Though Virgil wished to have the poem burned, Augustus ordered that it be printed after his death.