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Aeneid Book VI

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Author Seamus Heaney Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 9780571327324 EAN 9780571327324 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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Seamus Heaney’s translation of Book VI of the ‘Aeneid’, Virgil’s epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In ‘Stepping Stones’, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O’Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the importance of the poem to his writing, noting that ‘there’s one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas’s venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years – the golden bough, Charon’s barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father.’