The Aeneid for Boys & Girls tells the epic story of the founding of Rome and provides an accessible introduction to one of the Great Books. There are three Great Books that are at the source of Western culture: The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid. Church’s retelling of Virgil’s classic work provides the perfect starter in one’s quest to begin mastering the classics.
Alfred Church was a classical scholar born in London, England in 1829. He attended King’s College and Oxford. He worked as headmaster in several private schools in England and then taught Latin at University College of London. Church translated and edited classical works by authors such as Tacitus and Pliny. He also wrote retellings of classical works for children such as his Stories from Homer, Stories from Virgil, The Iliad for Boys and Girls, The Odyssey for Boys and Girls, and The Aeneid for Boys and Girls, originally published in 1908. Church died in 1912.
In Memoria Press Classical Studies, students study Greek mythology and Greek and Roman history and literature every year. This gradually deepens their knowledge and understanding. A long grounding prepares students to read the classics of Greek, Roman, and English literature, and to study and understand the modern world.