"from the Aeneid"

Federico Barocci - Aeneas' Flight from Troy
Public DomainFederico Barocci - Aeneas' Flight from Troy - Credit: AndreasPraefcke
The Aeneid is an epic poem written in Latin by the Roman poet Virgil.  It is considered one of the greatest and most important poems in literature.  The poem consists of 12 books and describes the adventures of the Trojan hero Aeneas and his journey to Rome following the destruction of Troy.

Read The Aeneid online:

Virgil's "The Aeneid" at The Internet Classics Archive