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Old 01-02-2018, 05:16 PM   #1051
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The Aeneid by Virgil

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The Aeneid (/ɪˈniːɪd/; Latin: Aeneis [ae̯ˈneːɪs]) is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC,[1] that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It comprises 9,896 lines in dactylic hexameter.[2] The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed.

First seven lines:

Arma virumque canō, Trōiae quī prīmus ab orīs
Ītaliam, fātō profugus, Lāvīniaque vēnit
lītora, multum ille et terrīs iactātus et altō
vī superum saevae memorem Iūnōnis ob īram;
multa quoque et bellō passūs, dum conderet urbem,
inferretque deōs Latiō, genus unde Latīnum,
Albānīque patrēs, atque altae moenia Rōmae.

Wars and a man I sing—an exile driven on by Fate,
he was the first to flee the coast of Troy,
destined to reach Lavinian shores and Italian soil,
yet many blows he took on land and sea from the gods above—
thanks to cruel Juno's relentless rage—and many losses
he bore in battle too, before he could found a city,
bring his gods to Latium, source of the Latin race,
the Alban lords and the high walls of Rome.
(Translation by R. Fagles)

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Old 01-02-2018, 05:36 PM   #1052
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:30 PM   #1053
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Since I started writing and hanging out in the AH, I have discovered some really great authors here. Whenever someone catches my attention in the AH, I make it a point to read at least some of their work. Many of you have really elevated my opinion of what Literotica can be. So far, I've read bramblethorn, ChloeTzang, ElectricBlue66, ellen_devlin, Exescort, HeyAll, MelissaBaby, NotWise, Oggbashan, SimonDoom, sr71plt, and SusanJillParker.

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Old 01-15-2018, 05:33 PM   #1054
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I'm not usually into young adult stuff, but this was a gift so... Ended up being pleasantly surprised.

Before that, The Quiet War by Paul McAuley. I'll say the same thing about it as a critic did of the play Cats. A junk-encrusted vacuum. Almost gave up by about halfway through. It's quite a blaze of scientific information about terraforming and so on. So much so that it overwhelmed the story. Speaking of which, the story really wasn't there. I guess there was a love story in there but it just didn't come off very well. I'll stop now.

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