Claudio R. Salvucci
LEAD A POET'S STEPS
IN DIM PASSAGES,
SHINE IMMORTAL LIGHT INTO OLD LORE
MADE MURKY WITH THE WEARING OF YEARS.
THOUGH BONES AND STONES WERE WASHED AWAY
AND RUSTING METAL RESTS CRUMBLING IN DUST,
SONGS RING STRONGLY THROUGH PASSING AGES
IN THE MESMERIZED MIND OF MANKIND,
AND A MORTAL'S MOST TENUOUS MEMORIES
KEEP SECRETS THAT HARDER MATTER CANNOT.
Praise for The Laviniad:
-- Haverford Magazine
About the book:
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 majestic.
Set in ancient Italy, The Laviniad picks up the tale following the death of Aeneas, when his young son Ascanius is thrust to the fore as leader of the Trojan remnant in Italy. Following the trials of this youth in the face of his hostile Italian neighbors, the author spins his enthralling yarn with tight, compelling poetry. To read an excerpt from The Laviniad, click here.
The Laviniad was originally
released as an elegant, handmade hardcover edition. The text was set in
distinctive Roman capitals designed especially for the
book, and printed on parchment for an appropriately ancient look.
The leaves were sewn together by hand and the outside is bound in 100%
cloth. A very limited number of this attractive edition remain for
sale. As of May 2005, a new paperback edition of The Laviniad was
released, featuring a new full-color cover.
About the Author: Claudio R. Salvucci is a writer of various genres who resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Aside from his literary work, Mr. Salvucci has penned several books on Philadelphia and Pennsylvania dialects and edits the American Language Reprint (ALR) series and the Annals of Colonial North America (ANCA) series for Evolution Publishing. For further information about this author, please click here.
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