By Virgil

This deluxe variation of Virgil's epic poems, recounting the wanderings of Aeneas and his partners after the autumn of Troy, comprises an creation through Allen Mandelbaum and fourteen robust renderings created by means of Barry Moser to demonstrate this volume.

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