22_2 Aeneas - Structure of the Aeneid First half like the...

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Chapter Twenty-Two Lecture Two The Legend of Aeneas
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The Legend of Aeneas Augustus sponsored the arts to solidify his new age and to make it appear to be a continuation of the old Republic Sponsored poets and historians Livy Vergil
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Vergil and the Aeneid
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Vergil and the Aeneid To rival the Homeric epics Tells the story of the founding of the Roman people in Italy after the Trojan war Aeneas Son of Anchises and Aphrodite His story begins in the Iliad Saved by Poseidon
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Vergil and the Aeneid Aeneas’s adventures along the way Son Iulus Augustus’s clan, the Julians, claimed ancestry to Aeneas through Iulus Aeneas founded Alba Long Romulus and Remus would found Rome later Aeneas, the paterfamilias of all of Rome
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Vergil and the Aeneid An excellent, and appropriately brie
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An Epic of National Rebirth
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Epic of National Rebirth
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Unformatted text preview: Structure of the Aeneid First half like the wanderings of the Odyssey Second half like the war epic of the Iliad But the Aeneid painstakingly written; the Homeric epics more fluid and improvised Aeneid is purposeful propaganda for a national cause Characters have a deeper internal life Epic of National Rebirth The old numina couldnt express the new conditions The Aeneid based on the Stoic philosophy of universal destiny and a guiding intelligence in the cosmos The Stoic logos The new order of Rome is fated, and Roman imperial rule is divine will Epic of National Rebirth Aeneass adventures have a purpose, to prepare him to the be pater of the new nation Some can be included in the new nation, others must be left behind or eliminated End...
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