New C. S. Lewis Work in Print: Aeneid Selections

This is exciting news. A. T. Reeves has edited C. S. Lewis’ translations of Virgil’s Aeneid, which consist of long passages from Books 1, 2, and 6. I assume these are the best known sections, most notably, the fall of Troy, the flight to Carthage, death of Dido, and the trip to the Underworld.

As eager as I am to read this work, about which I had never heard or read mention that I can recall, the book has already delivered edifying fruit. Prof. David Downing, C. S. Lewis scholar and accomplished novelist himself, has written a review of the Yale University Press title, a survey explaining CSL’s fascination with this poem and many of the correspondences existing between Lewis’ understanding of the Aeneid and my favorite adventure in the Narniad, The Silver Chair. Read that review here: ‘Journeys to the Underworld and the Silver Chair.’ H/T to Rev. David!


  1. From a Mr. Umbriaco:

    Mr. Granger,

    I regularly look at your blog and really enjoy your work, “How Harry Cast His Spell” has particularly stood out to encourage me. I wanted to pass along this article written by one of my professor’s about C.S. Lewis.

    I thought you would enjoy the content. He is also working on a book called : “Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity and the Arts” and has dedicated a chapter to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    It was random to place this comment on this post…..but oh well. 🙂

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