Ours is a great age for classical translation just in the past dozen years virgils aeneid has been tackled by robert fagles stanley lombardo frederick ahl sarah ruden and now david ferry . The aeneid by virgil translated by david ferry 416 pp university of chicago press 35 the inevitable question do we need another translation of virgils aeneid just in the last dozen . Virgil has 847 books on goodreads with 186178 ratings virgils most popular book is the aeneid books by virgil virgil average rating 384 104297 ratings 2703 reviews shelved 186178 times david ferry translator 392 avg rating 13 ratings 3 editions. By virgil translated from the latin by david ferry university of chicago press 416 pp 3500 one of the most magical passages in the aeneid occurs when the hero in search of the golden bough that will allow him entrance to the underworld is shown the way by two doves emblems of his mother venus. David ferry has long been known as perhaps our greatest contemporary translator of latin poetry his translations of virgils eclogues and georgics having established themselves as much admired standards he brings to the aeneid the same genius rendering virgils formal metrical lines into an english that is familiar and alive yet in
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