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Vergil (70-19 BCE)
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Life Born in Mantua (Northern Italy) Witness of the civil war and land confiscations Under the patronage of Maecenas, Augustus’s friend, and then of Augustus himself 21 September 19 BCE: Vergil dies upon returning from a voyage to Greece
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Works Eclogues (10 brief poems in exameters) Georgics (didactic poem in 4 books, also in exameters) Aeneid (epic poem in 12 books, appropriately in exameters)
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The Aeneid Poem commissioned by Augustus Main theme = the foundation of Rome Glorification of the ideals of Rome and the rise of the Roman empire BUT emphasis on the human cost of empire Narrative divided in two parts: 1. wanderings of Aeneas (Books 1-6 = mini- Odyssey ?); 2. war in Italy (Books 7-12 = mini- Iliad ?)
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Main Characters Aeneas, son of Anchises and Venus Anchises, father of Aeneas Ascanius (Iulus), son of Aeneas and Creusa Dido, queen of Carthage Anna, sister of Dido King Latinus Queen Amata Lavinia, Italian princess Turnus, Italian prince
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Unformatted text preview: Juno Jupiter Venus Mercury Neptune Roman Values in the Aeneid Pietas Virtus Officium Vergils Aeneid Bks. 1-2 The Opening "I sing of arms and of the man Invocation to the Muse Junos Anger The visit to Aeoluss palace The storm Aeneass despair Neptunes intervention Venus & Jupiter Venuss complaint Jupiters prophecy Praise of Augustan Peace Venus & Aeneas Didos story Aeneass complaint about his mothers treachery Aeneas in Carthage The temple of Juno Dido welcomes the Trojans Dido meets Aeneas The banquet Venuss ruse QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Aeneass Story: The Fall of Troy The horse Laocoon Sinon The Slaughter Priam and Pyrrhus The death of Priam The nameless corpse of Priam Helen The Escape Anchises (filial pietas ) Creusa...
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