Virgil's classic tale of a hero's mythical journey comes to life in this graphic retelling for kids. From the smoldering ruins of Troy, the warrior Aeneas sets out to find a new homeland for his people. But it's no easy task, for his adventure is filled with great sacrifice, angry gods, tragic love, and brutal battles. Will Aeneas be able to fulfill his destiny and found the mighty city of Rome? With extra background on the original Latin epic poem and its author, plus discussion questions and writing prompts, it's easy to introduce young readers to this literary classic.
Table of ContentsCast of characters -- The sons of Troy -- Dido and Aeneas -- The underworld -- The wrath of Turnus -- Aeneas' return -- The final duel -- About the author -- About the retelling author and illustrator -- Glossary -- The beginnings of an empire -- Discussion questions -- Writing prompts -- The Aeneid and the movies.