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Aeneid Role of national epic of Rome’s origins and relations to Augustus How Rome came to be What it is to be Roman o Warfare, imperialism, spread of Roman power (benefits and costs) Pro-Augustan reading To what extension was Augustus involved? Propagandistic? o Roman mission, Augustus himself o Jupiter’s prophecy – I give the Romans rule without end o Romans are fated to rule the world! o Book 6 – Underworld scene – parade of Roman heros o Triumphous note o Augustus seems like culmination of history o Book 8 – Battle of Actium over forces of Barbarism and non-Romans o Championing Augustus’s role in history and cost of Roman mission o Turnus o Young death Eurrylaus Camila Lauses o Inflamed by anger o Tidier resolution of things o Complicated even for Aenius because his forces feel destructive emotions Roman History 31 BC – Actium – Octavian defeats forces of Marc Antony and becomes leading citizen of Rome 27 BC – First Settlement
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