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The Aeneid of Virgil is an intricate and complex epic which is to be read on several levels. This book will help readers to appreciate the way in which Virgil has structured his epic poem and how the repeating motifs add colour and interest for the reader. The book will also assist readers to extend their own study of the strengths and weaknesses of both the humans in the story and the gods on Mt Olympus. They will gain an appreciation of Virgil's version of the foundation story of Rome.The geographic emphasis has been planned to encourage readers to visualise the locations of the events and thus be assisted in their understanding of the material in Virgil's story of 'Aeneas, son of the goddess' as he moves from east to west.

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