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The father of Roman literature, Quintus Ennius (239–169 BC) was instrumental in creating a new Roman literary identity. Though later overshadowed by Virgil’s ‘The Aeneid’, Ennius was revered by his contemporaries for producing the first true Latin epic poem. ‘The Annals’ covered Roman history from the fall of Troy to the censorship of Cato the Elder. Sadly, Ennius’ works survive only in fragments, recorded by later writers and painstakingly collected over the centuries by classical scholars, who have analysed the positioning and understanding of these precious remnants. In spite of their fragmentary form, they afford us a rare understanding of the importance of Rome’s first epic poet. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Ennius’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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Please note: this eBook is only for sale to customers living in the US, due to copyright on the translation.

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ennius’ life and works
* Features the collected fragments of Ennius, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the text
* Includes E. H. Warmington’s translations, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Ennius
* Rare fragments of plays and other works, first time in digital print
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text of the fragments of ‘The Annals’, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features a bonus biography — discover Ennius’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Translations

The Latin Texts

The Dual Text

The Biography
LIFE OF ENNIUS by E. H. Warmington

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