Frederick Ahl

Professor of classics and comparative literature

Frederick M. Ahl (born 1941) is a professor of classics and comparative literature at Cornell University. He is known for his work in Greek and Roman epic and drama, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, as well as for translations of tragedy and Latin epic.

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  • Crewmates, by now we are hardly strangers to evil and hardship.
    We've suffered worse. God will grant us an end to these sufferings also. ...
    Take heart once again and dispel your fears and depression.
    Maybe the day'll come when even this will be joy to remember.
    • Translation of Virgil's Aeneid (2007), Book I, lines 198–199 and 202–203

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