Notes 10-15 - 10-26 - 10/15/07 Vergil/ Vigil (70-19BCE)...

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Vergil/ Vigil (70-19BCE) Virga; sortes vergiliance o Magic wand o Fortune telling with the Aeneid o divination Reign of Augustus(31 BCE-14CE) rule not life Princeps o Republican form of government was hard to have in empire o Last general standing at the ends of civil wars o Princes- title “first head”- king o Senate lost standing as automous political entity Battle of Actium; Defeat of Antony o Antony and Cleopatra fall from power o Civil wars Aeneas- king of Trojans (Iliad 20.307) o Troy is wiped out entirely o Now in ruins? Refugee who left troy o Is he a coward or a traitor Open doors to the Achaeans Son of Venus; Julius Caesar; Roma/Amor o Venus is mother of Aeneas o Venus (Aphrodite) o Roma – amoR =love, erotic love “Arms and the Man” –Iliad and Odyssey o Homer was in the front of Vergil’s mind o Based in Homers poetry o Song about war and man o Tip off reader about Homers Intertextuality o Text weaved into another text o Aeneid into the Iliad o Not clarifying, but making more confusing o Battlefield texts Book One Anger of the gods? o Can anger be a quality of the gods? Line 11 o Juno Hatred of Juno; Carthage o Why? Aeneas is Trojan Judgment of Paris, the apple Ganimed (pretty boy carried off by Zeus) o Carthage Roundabout way lead to the establishment of Rome (Aeneas) Carthage is beloved city Punic Wars (264-241; 218-201; 149-146) o Carthaginian Navy o Have to wipe them out in the last war o 2 nd war almost lead to Rome not existing; Hannibal Residual hostility Aeneas at sea; Juno bribes Aeolus o Anger of gods, is it just? o Storms o Nymph bribe for Aeolus, god of the winds Echo of Iliad, sleep Neptune Reestablishes order; Roman similes o Page 6 line 177 comparison of Neptune to a roman official and how the official would reestablish order o Roman mobs vs. cowards o Officials have ti be in charge o Creating a roman world o Order and chaos Imperial epic? Optimist vs. Pessimist? o Optimist- prasing Roman empire building and Imperialism, violence, Virgil approves o Pessimist- Virgil bases story on victims of Aeneas, critical of Roman empire and Imperialism o battlefields Despair of Aeneas: Man of Bronze? o Name meaning of Aeneas is the man of bronze o Opening line page 4 line 112, emotional, suicidal o Fortune vs. hell o Question fate and fortune from start o Must learn to carry out goals. Landing at Carthage Jupiter Promises Roman imperium (empire) o Olympian scene, Jupiter and Venus o Line 332 Rome will be al powerful, rule the world o Imperium- power, authority over of life and death over all mean and women Trojan war ekphrasis o Meets queen Dido o Ekphrasis detailed description of the war scenes page 17 line 573 o Scenes sympathetic in war to Trojans Visiting Dido; fatal meeting in book four o Dido falls in love with Aeneas o He is leading her on Exile form Tyre (Phoenicia= Lebanon) o Sympathy page 22 line 770 Cupid, not Ascanius- gods don’t help much “son of
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course CLAS 220 taught by Professor Freeble during the Fall '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

  • Fall '07
  • freeble
  • The Odyssey, The Aeneid, The Iliad, Fire, Gates of War, Aeneas, Juno, Turnus, Dido, Anchises, Jupiter, Venus, Amata, Camilla, Creusa, Latinus, Lavinia, Mezentius, Pallas, Aeolus, Allecto, Apollo, Augustus, Mercury, Neptune, Book 1, Book 2, Book 4, Book 6, Aeneas, Apollo, Book 1, Book 2, Book 4, Book 6, Aeolus, Book 1, Book 2

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Notes 10-15 - 10-26 - 10/15/07 Vergil/ Vigil (70-19BCE)...

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