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Vergil’s Aeneid Bks. 11&12
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The Funeral of Pallas Aeneas mourns Pallas Pallas’s body is prepared for burial Pallas = flower The funeral procession The sacrifice of the prisoners
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The Embassy of the Latins Aeneas blames the war on Latinus The granting of the truce and the burial of the dead
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The Debate Among the Latins Latinus’s proposal Drances confronts Turnus Turnus expresses his willingness to confront Aeneas in single combat
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Camilla The Volscian warrior virgin Like an Amazon Raging against the enemies Doomed by her ‘female (?) love of plunder and spoil (cf. Euryalus) Another victim of empire building
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The Final Stages of War Turnus’s proposal: the winner takes all!
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Unformatted text preview: The agreement between Aeneas and Latinus Divine Intervention Juno Juturna The breaking of the pact Aeneas is wounded Divine healing Juno pacified Chaos ensues Amata’s suicide Juno and Jupiter A new ‘race’ that will dominate Italy Turnus’s Death The duel Turnus wounded The plea for mercy Aeneas’s hesitation The belt of Pallas triggers Aeneas’s reaction Some Final Considerations What pushes Aeneas to kill Turnus? Irrational rage? A sense of obligation? Does Aeneas have a choice? Is he a victim of fate? Clementia vs. revenge (cf. apostrophe to Caesar and Octavian/Augustus in bk. 6)...
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