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Ovid/Virgil Assignment Virgil, The Aeneid “That was the end Of Priam’s age, the doom that took him off, With Troy in flames before his eyes, his towers Headlong- fallen, he that in other days Had ruled in pride so many lands and peoples, The power of Asia.” Lines 722-727 This passage gives depth to the fall of Troy. In only a few lines, Virgil illustrates the pain of one king watching his city burn before his eyes. The passage alludes to the face that Troy was under siege with no given warning. Virgil portrays Priam as grief stricken, watching his city “in flames before his eyes”. He also illustrates the grief Priam feels watching his people burn within the city. He watches his walls and his towers that he had built up fall before his very own eyes. The attack was so sudden and conniving; no one had time to prepare to fight. Troy, as it surrenders, falls to its knees in bloodshed and horror.
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course ILS 203 taught by Professor Aylward during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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