Arma virumque cano

Aeneas at the court of Latinus

If you are a classicist manqué, who seeks out reinvigorations of the ancient world, I can highly recommend Ursula K. Le Guin’s Lavinia. She takes a character who figures only slightly in the Aeneid, and constructs a wholly believable life and story. Beautifully observed, sparely written, very affecting. You’ll like it even more if you’ve read your Dante.

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