Ursula Le Guin Lavinia I have a great fondness and immense respect for this historical novel by Le Guin. She has created, with her usual sensitivity and sensibilities, a remarkable evocation of the beginnings of Latium, the bronze age region near the mouth of the river Tiber. The roman "creation myth" of Vergil's Aeneid, that is the story of Aeneas, is her starting point for what she calls a "meditative interpretation suggested by a minor character in his story - the unfolding of a hint". Lavinia is the daughter of King Latinus and it is through her eyes Le Guin imagines, convincingly, the lives and minds of women and men of prehistory. Without revealing more of the story and spoiling the read I would recommend Lavinia without reservation.