achilles and aeneas

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Zach Harms Research quotes 22. Compare/contrast Virgil's Aeneas with Homer's Achilles . Sources: Theodore C. Williams - The Aeneid of Virgil (translated by…) William C. McDermott – INTRO of Virgil’s Works translated by J. W. Mackail Kevin Guinagh – The Aeneid of Vergil (translated by…) Brooks Otis – INTRO of The Aeneid translated by Frank O. Copley Seth L. Schein – The Mortal Hero Schein Chapter 3 - War, Death, and Heroism Pg. 69 - The word ‘hero’ in the Iliad “signifies a warrior who lives and dies in the pursuit of honor and glory.” Pg. 79 – Achilles “is at once superhuman and subhuman, almost like a god in his power and a force of nature in his destructive savagery.” Chapter 4 – Achilles: One Pg. 90 – “Achilles is the purest, the highest, the ‘best of the Achaians’ … he fights and kills more brilliantly and more effectively than any other warrior; on the other hand … Achilles knows that he is ‘most swiftly doomed’.” Pg. 90 – “more than any other hero, Achilles is self-conscious and articulate about his choice of a short life with imperishable glory over a long life with no glory at all.” Pg. 91 – “The force and intensity of his anger are more than human, and his daemonic power sets him apart from all other mortals.” 1
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Zach Harms Research quotes Pg. 93 – “Achilles has a special relationship with the gods, in particular to Zeus and Athene.” Pg. 94 – (when Athena advises him not to kill Agamemnon, and to stand with his army after the death of Patroklos (his beloved)) Achilles was “utterly outraged” and “desperately sorrowful” but - “on each occasion he treats the goddess with respect and follows her suggestion.” Pg. 101 – Achilles has “a more acute and highly developed sense of his own mortality and his own worth than any other warrior.” Achilles: 1 : book 4 : (not a direct quote, just the general idea that he is emotional and has social problems…) Achilles has many emotional outbursts… he is also alienated from his society. He suffers from disillusionment. Pg. 110 – Achilles is “A hero alienated not only from the world of [The Aeneid] but from the world celebrated by hundreds of years of poetic tradition and cultural values.” Achilles’ “absolute brilliance and excellence have to come to terms with a world that is not commensurate with it.” Pg. 112 – “Achilles is cut off from the community of the Greeks and withdraws to the isolation of his shelter.” Pg. 114 – “The mind of Achilles will remain inflexible until the visit of Priam.” 2
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Zach Harms Research quotes Pg. 116 – “until he learns of Patroklos’ death… Achilles remains the isolated, inhibited, and dislocated figure … caught between his feelings of love for his comrades and
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course LIT 1302 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '08 term at Dallas Baptist.

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