101107 - 10/11/07 The Iliad v.s. The Aeneid Aeneas, like...

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10/11/07 The Iliad v.s. The Aeneid Aeneas, like Achilles, is a half-divine figure. In The Aeneid , Homer’s major motif is piety ( pietas in Greek) . Achilles is tough (with warrior code); Aeneas is vulnerable (against warrior code). Aeneas appears to be a more humane character than other epic heroes. Achilles is lack of regrets; Aeneas is the opposite Motifs in The Aeneid : Aeneid and his escape (carrying his father on his back) from Troy has been a major motif in various art forms. Piety Patriotic theme Elegiac theme (elegy: story that expresses regrets or sorrow for the past), a sense of loss Harmony Before 300 B.C., no literary accounts have made connection between Troy and Rome After 280 B.C. when Pyrrhus arrived Italy, the idea of Rome as the “second Troy” first appeared Renunciation : The Aeneid is a national/patriotic story about the founding of Rome. Aeneas is a national hero who takes piety to an extreme in the sense that he renounced his personal story to the
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