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Vergil’s Aeneid The War in Italy (Bks 7-12)
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The Aeneid Part I (1-6): A New Odyssey ?
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The Aeneid Part II (7-12): A New Iliad? A New Poetic Beginning (Bk. 7): "I shall speak of fearsome fighting, I shall speak of wars and of kings driven into the ways of death by their pride of spirit, of a band of fighting men from Etruria, and the whole land of Hesperia under arms. For me this is the birth of a higher order of things. This is a greater work I now set in motion "
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Aeneas in Italy The end of the journey The embassy to King Latinus
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The War Juno’s anger, the fury Allecto, and the madness of Queen Amata Lavinia as the cause of conflict Turnus, a new Achilles (as prophesized by the Sybil and as Turnus himself claims)? Aeneas, a new Paris or a new Achilles?
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Aeneas’s Shield (Bk. 8) Venus asks Vulcan to forge a shield for
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Unformatted text preview: Aeneas Description of the shield ( ekphrasis ) Myth and History: from the foundation of Rome to the battle of Actium Culmination of Roman history = Augustus Turnus the Warrior The advance of the Rutulians Turnus, the blood-thirsty wolf The prodigy of the ships The Cost of Empire: Euryalus and Nisus The quest for glory The slaughter Greed dooms Euryalus death and bodily desacration The Cost of Empire: Pallas The return of Aeneas The battle Pallas’s bravery Turnus kills Pallas Pallas’s belt The Cost of Empire: Lausus Aeneas’s rage Turnus is rescued by Juno Aeneas and Mezentius Mezentius’s son, Lausus, challenges Aeneas Aeneas’s unwillingness to fight Lausus’s death Mezentius’s death...
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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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