CHS Kosmos Society members have read Virgil’s Aeneid Books 1–4 in previous Book Club discussions, which covered the fall of Troy, the escape of Aeneas, his wanderings, and his encounter with Dido.
This month, community members are continuing their reading, picking up where Aeneas, driven by duty, continues his journey, when he will discover more about what he needs to do to accomplish his destiny—Books 5 and 6.
You can read any translation you like. Here are links to some free online versions:
A.S. Kline—available to download in various formats
Theodore C. Williams—on Perseus
John Dryden—on Perseus
The Latin text is also available on Perseus.
The discussion starts in the Kosmos Society forum, here, and the Google+ Hangout will be on Tuesday, May 30, 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:
‘From Homer to Virgil’ with Gregory Nagy
‘Aeneid Books 4 and 6′ with Gregory Nagy