11-21 Arms and the Man

11-21 Arms and the Man - Arms and the Man: Aeneas, the...

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Arms and the Man: Aeneas, the Roman Hero Lecture Outline Classics 170 Professor Gregory A. Staley
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Key Characters and Concepts Vergil Aeneid Aeneas ("Awful Grief") Creusa, his first wife Dido Anchises, Aeneas' father Ascanius or Iulus, Aeneas' son Venus (Aphrodite), Aeneas' mother Carthage vs. Rome Juno Jupiter Vergil's use of Homeric models Augustus Aeneas' new form of heroism pietas Novus Ordo Seclorum Annuit Coeptis Romans Better soldiers A hero because he does his DUTY - Responsible hero “big heart” Known for his goodness Gods want to rescue him (from Achilles?) Used to be Magmos = Great vs. Greeks Assignment: CM Chapter 19 ("Virgil's Roman Epic: The Aeneid "), pp. 982-908; Read excerpts of the Aeneid found in CM on pp. 909-949.
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I. The Greek Aeneas A. Aphrodite - Anchises (Trojan)
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Aeneas Better soldiers A hero because he does his DUTY - Responsible hero “big heart” Known for his goodness Gods want to rescue him (from Achilles?) Used to be Magmos = Great (> ainos achos , "awful grief") "And you shall have a dear son who will rule among the Trojans, and to his offspring children will always be born. Aineias his name shall be, because I was seized by awful grief for sharing a motal man's bed." Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite 196f.
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B. Aeneas in the Iliad : "I cannot help being sorry for the magnanimous Better soldiers A hero because he does his DUTY
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