by Claudio R. Salvucci
The ancient muse of the golden age of Roman literature has stirred once more, this time within the mind of Claudio Salvucci, native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but with roots that extend back to his ancestral home in ancient Latium.
A student of the classics from his earliest years,
the author has crafted a work which builds upon the fragmentary record of
the founding of Lavinium left us by Livy, Dionysius of Halicarnassus and
others; all the while giving an obvious nod towards his Vergilian mentor.
Drawing not only from the classical tradition but also from alliterative
Anglo-Saxon poetry and classical translations, the author has managed to
craft an epic style in modern-day English which is both musical and
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