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Unformatted text preview: Classics 222 notes for 3/6/09 The format of the test on 3/9 will be exactly the same as the format of last years 3 rd test, 40 scantron-graded multiple choice questions for 80 points and five quote i.d.s for 20 pts. As ever, you must provide your own standard scantron form. The quote i.d.s will all be quotations (not narrative) from the Aeneid . For each, you will be asked to identify the speaker and the book of the poem where the quotation occurs. Note on Aeneid journals: Please write one journal for each reading assignment, so ONE journal for books 1-2, ONE journal for books 3-4, etc. Three journals are to be handed in on 3/9. Please remember to staple at upper left corner. The Aeneid (cont.) Book IV: Dido P. 71-73. lines 90-128.- Highly quotable. Juno and Venus. Juno proposes they set up a marriage since Venus has already infected Dido- if he stays in Carthage then he cannot found Rome. Venus realizes this is all a pretense- sees as a way to ensure his safety while she is in Carthage- tells Juno to approach Jupiter about her plan. How are we to feel about the gods? Did Aeneas and Dido get married? For us No... P. 73-74- They took refuge in a cave during the storm- one thing led to two. For the Romans, if two people are living together as man and wife then they are man and wife. It is a question of whether or not they think they are married. This presents a problem: if Dido and Aeneas married in Roman eyes, then Aeneas is a pig. Vergil editorializes (as only rarely): From this point on she calls it marriage even though it isn't. He must point this out because Romans would assume it was a marriage. Jupiter sends Mercury down to remind Aeneas of his destiny- P.76-77. line 260. Mercury finds Aeneas laying foundation of a citadel for Carthage and tells him if he doesn't want to get on to Italy for himself then to do it for Ascanius. Aeneas is apparently in love with Dido- doing her bidding. But when he hears from the gods, wants to leave immediately- but how should he approach Dido about it? In short, Dido becomes an obstacle to be managed. [Here a quick poll indicated a slim majority sentiment that Aeneas is a pig.] P. 78-79, lines 305-361. - fair game for quotes on exam P....
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