Aeneid Essay - Robert England HON 111 Week 13 A major part,...

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Robert England HON 111 – Week 13 A major part, indeed the last half, of the Aeneid concerns the large battle between the Trojans and the Rutulians on the land now known as Italy. Each of the two sides had its own hero leading the troops: the Trojans had Aeneas, famous Trojan War general, and the Rutulians had Turnus, hotheaded king and local leader. These two men were typical heroes; they were brave, experienced, and ready to save the day. Both heroes were (naturally) part human and part immortal, and both were very renowned for their skills in battle. They both had their good points and bad points. However, it turned out that these two major figures were very different people, with one portrayed as good and the other as evil, and it was these differences that decided the battle around the Latins. Aeneas was the logical victor of the war. The Aeneid was written from the perspective of a Roman, and the Romans claimed to be the descendents of the Trojans. It was Aeneas’ destiny to win the war, control Italy, and found the Roman race. As such,
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course HON 111 taught by Professor Palmer during the Fall '07 term at University of Maine Orono .

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