Kosmos Society Book Club | Virgil Aeneid Books 7 & 8
|June 9, 2017||Posted by Christina Lafi under CHS US Events|
CHS Kosmos Society members have read Virgil’s Aeneid Books 1–6 in previous Book Club discussions, which covered the fall of Troy, the escape of Aeneas, his wanderings, his encounter with Dido, the funeral games for Anchises, and the visit to Hades.
This month, community members are continuing their reading, picking up where Aeneas, returning from the underworld, sails for Latium where he is unable to avoid hostilities—Books 7 and 8.
You can read any translation you like. Here are links to some free online versions:
The Latin text is also available on Perseus.
The discussion starts in the Kosmos Society forum, and the Google+ Hangout will be on Tuesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. EDT.
If you have not previously read any of this work or if you are new to Latin texts, you might find the following video discussions useful: