Über den Autor
William Morris (24 March 1834 - 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and libertarian Marxist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and English Arts and Crafts Movement.He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century.
As an author, illustrator and medievalist, he helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, and was a direct influence on postwar authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. He was also a major contributor to reviving traditional textile arts and methods of production, and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, now a statutory element in the preservation of historic buildings in the UK.
This antiquarian volume contains Virgil's "The Aeneid", translated from the original Latin into English by William Morris. It is an epic Latin poem written between 29 and 19 BCE, that tells the story of Aeneas, a Trojan who became the ancestor of the Romans, after travelling to Italy. The poem is composed of 9,896 lines written in dactylic hexameter, and delineates Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the Trojans' war against the Latins. This classic text would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf, and is not to be missed by collectors of important antiquarian literature. The chapters include: "Aeneas and His Trojans Being Driven to Libya by a Tempest, Have Good Welcome of Dido, Queen of Carthage", "Aeneas Telleth to Dido and the Tyrians the Story of Troy's Overthrow", "Aeneas Tells of his Wanderings and Mishaps by Land and by Sea", etcetera. This English translation was first published in 1910, and is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.