This edition of selections from Vergil’s Aeneid is intended for readers of Latin. All content is free and available for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. At the time initial release (fall 2016) the commentary covers parts of Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 (1.1–578, 2.1–317, 506–623; 4.1–53, 160–361, 584–705; 6.295–336, 384–476, 788–901), a total of 1633 lines.
Authors: Christopher Francese (Project director, editing of notes and Latin text, audio recording);
Meghan Reedy (Essays, editing of notes, audio recordings); JoAnne Miller (Editing of notes on Books 1, 4, and 6), and a team of Contributors.
License: All content is free and available for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
The edition includes:
- Audio recordings of the Latin read aloud, and video that combines Latin audio with illustrations
- Original maps, made with GIS base layers and annotated to make clear how they relate to the text, with links to Pleiades and Smith’s Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Geography
- A new introduction to the work as a whole by distinguished scholar of Greco-Roman epic Thomas Van Nortwick
- Original scholarship on Renaissance musical settings of texts from the Aeneid by distinguished musicologist Blake Wilson, with scores and audio recordings
- Fresh close readings of sections of the text, by Meghan Reedy
- Images of the most significant medieval manuscripts on which the text is based
- A new presentation of the illustrations of Sebastian Brant (1502) and C.G. Eimmart (1688), annotated to make clear how they relate to the text
- Running vocabulary lists that include all words not in the DCC Core Latin Vocabulary, based on the hand-parsed Aeneid of the Laboratoire d’Analyse Statistique des Langues Anciennes (LASLA), with definitions from Henry Frieze’s Vergilian Dictionary (1902)
- New research on Vergilian vocabulary based on LASLA data, with visualizations
- A Latin text conforming to that of the Oxford Classical Text of Mynors, except in certain matters of capitalization and orthography (macrons are included over all long vowels, words that begin sentences are capitalized, third declension accusative plurals end in -ēs rather than -īs, and consonantal u is spelled v)
- Notes keyed to the Latin, drawn mostly from older school editions, elucidating the language and the context
- Links to Allen & Greenough’s Latin Grammar as digitized at DCC, and to other reference works such as Pleiades and Smith’s Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Geography