The Labors of Aeneas is a delightful retelling of Vergil's Aenied that has changed the tone, but not the tale. Ever-faithful to the story's facts, Rose Williams recounts Vergil's epic in a modern's voice-in witty, droll fashion. Readers with little or no classical background can savor the story, and easily follow a narrative renowned for its complexity. Those who already know the story will recognize, through tears of laughter, the unwitting narrator: the first-time reader, agape at the great cultural challenge this epic has always posed.
This volume includes:
- The story of The Aeneid, Books I-XII, retold
- Black and white illustrations
- A glossary of gods prominent in The Aeneid
Herein, be forewarned, on can read how Aeneas
- Started off life in the fast lane, as son of a goddess
- Escaped from burning Troy, only to find himself one wife short
- Trudged through dreary goo in the underworld
- Got the best shield ever via his stepfather's rush job
- Finished off Turnus, insuring that future Romans could slip and slide their way to world domination.