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Vergil’s  Aeneid Bks. 4&6
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Tragic love story Similarities between the two Both Dido and Aeneas are victims Historical explanation: enmity between Rome and Carthage
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Divine Machinations The truce between Venus and Juno The hunt
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A Marriage? The storm and the cave Dido and Aeneas live together Aeneas as royal consort Dido and Aeneas forget their duty
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Divine Intervention Jupiter sends Mercury to spur Aeneas Aeneas follows orders
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Tragic End Aeneas’s departure Dido’s Suicide
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Aeneas’s arrival in Italy The Sybil What lies ahead: 1. A new “Achilles” 2. A foreign bride 3. Juno’s enmity
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The Journey to the Underworld Charon Cerberus
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Unformatted text preview: Dido as Ajax Anchises as Tiresias The Mission of Rome " Others, I do not doubt it will beat bronze into figures that breathe. Others will draw living likenesses out of marble. Others will pleas cases better or describe with their rods the courses of the stars across the sky and predict their risings. Your task, Roman, and do not forget it, will be to govern the peoples of the world in your empire. These will be your arts - to impose a settled pattern upon peace, to pardon the defeated and war down the proud" Aeneas exits the Underworld The two gates The journey: dream or reality?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course CLASSIC 22030 taught by Professor Karanika during the Fall '07 term at UC Irvine.

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