Aeneas easily fulfills the patriotic role as leader of his people

Aeneas easily fulfills the patriotic role as leader of his people

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Aeneas easily fulfills the patriotic role as leader of his people. He provides for his people when they  find a safe harbor on the North African coast of Libya by making sure they have food to eat, and he  comforts and motivates them by reminding them of their destined homeland. In Book III, Aeneas  becomes more comfortable with his role as leader. When he is in Thrace, Aeneas tells, "I plotted  out / On that curved shore the walls of a colony — / Though fate opposed it — and I devised the  name / Aeneadae for the people, my own." By dividing the land into homesteads, Aeneas attempts to  bring order and security to his people. Even though Polydorus advises Aeneas to leave Thrace, he  first consults other leaders of the people before making a decision; he does not abuse his power. Aeneas's people never question his judgment; they consistently acquiesce to his decisions, for 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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