Aeneid


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Aeneid

Virgil’s epic poem glorifying the origin of the Roman people. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
See: Epic
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Virgil's advice to the pilgrim to take another road is Dante's ironic way to undermine the politically compromised poetry of the Aeneid.
Saint Augustine covertly patterned his Confessions after the Aeneid to explain the soul's complicated journey toward God.
In Book Six of the Aeneid Virgil takes Homer's Odyssey as his model.
The fratricidal struggle, removed from the twin pair, is reproduces in the Aeneid as the war between the Trojans and the Italics.
16) Aeneas is the new type of hero that fits in with the time when the Aeneid was written: he is as multifaceted and ambiguous as the dutiful, morally upright, yet ruthless emperor Augustus (Rutledge 1987:19-20).
Second, as the Aeneid closes with Aeneas' dramatic execution of Turnus (before reaping the promised rewards of victory), why do these panels either depict or explicitly allude to Aeneas marriage?
To this day, these are the only portions of the Aeneid printed in many textbooks.
It makes for a very good reading experience: something more than a summary of the Aeneid along with Lewis's quite engaging poetry.
First, Lewis thought, the Aeneid proved that Virgil's form of Roman paganism was a whole and comprehensive religion, legitimate in itself, and therefore equal to Christianity in its scope and strength.
But despite more than four decades of scholarly debate, satisfactory agreement has still not been reached over the killing of the Rutulian chieftain, for the vexing questions still remain: How is the final scene of the Aeneid to be read?
LAVINIA Ursula Le Guin VERGIL'S Aeneid is one of the classics of Greek literature.
Only when he is officially "tried of Illiacis fate" (exercitat(us) Illiacis fatis) (The Aeneid V 725) does the spirit of his dead father, Anchises, summon him officially to the Underworld to witness the fate of the dead and the unfolding of the future of his race before his own earthly eyes.