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Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6
Student Textbook

Barbara Weiden Boyd

200 pages (2012) Hardbound ISBN: 978-0-86516-765-0


This text—an updated and revised version of selected passages from Pharr's Vergil's Aeneid, Books I–VI—is designed for college and high school Advanced Placement® courses. It includes all of the required Latin selections from Vergil's Aeneid for the current AP® Curriculum.



  • General introduction on Vergil's life, works, and influence
  • Timeline and bibliography
  • Aeneid unadapted Latin passages (923 lines): Book 1.1–209, 418–440, 494–578; Book 2.40–56, 201–249, 268–297, 559–620; Book 4.160–218, 259–361, 659–705; Book 6.295–332, 384–425, 450–476, 847–899 with same-page vocabulary and notes
  • Introductory notes for each section
  • Four black-and-white illustrations
  • Select ancient illustrations
  • Pullout vocabulary
  • Complete Latin-to-English glossary
  • Online grammatical appendix and grammatical index, including newly revised sections: "Vergil's Meter" and "Rhetorical Terms, Figures of Speech, and Metrical Devices"
  • Select bibliography



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