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11.14.07 - Vergil's Aeneid -Invented Myth: War in the...

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Vergil’s Aeneid -Invented Myth: War in the Aeneid Second Half of Aeneid Book 7: Aeneas and Latinus establish good relations, and Aeneas is set to marry Lavinia (1-387); Juno incites Allecto to stir up war: Amata, Turnus, the stag (387- 826); the peoples of Italy assemble for war (827-1122) Book 8: Aeneas establishes alliance with Evander (and with the Etruscans) Books 9-12: War of the Trojans and their allies against the peoples of Italy Vergil and Invented Myth Aeneid 7.827-1122, “the Gathering of the Clans’: a description of the forces on the Italian side Illiad 2.484-759, the ‘Catalogue of Ships’: a description of the forces on the Greek side Illiad, ‘Catalogue of Ships’: traditional list that probably in some form dates back to the Myceanean period Aeneid, ‘gathering of the Clans’: a list concocted by Vergil, drawing in part on local/family traditions (Caeculus, Clausus, Virbius) and in part on his own imagination (Aventinus, Umbro, Camilla) Caeculus (7.934-39): a local tradition attested in the Origins of Cato the Elder (mid-second century BCE). o
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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