Vergil - I Vergil a Born in 70 BCE near Mantua b Wrote the...

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I. Vergil a. Born in 70 BCE near Mantua b. Wrote the Eclogues (pastoral poetry) II. The Aeneid a. An epic poem in 12 books b. In hexameter c. Arma virumque cano… (I sing of weapons and of a man) d. Written by Vergil between 29-19 BCE during Augustus’ power e. Unfinished when Vergil died f. Connects the politics of Vergil’s day to Rome’s mythical past III. Aeneas a. Son of Anchises and Aphrodite b. In homer’s iliad, he is Hector’s cousin c. His descendants are destined to rule for generations d. Aeneas’ son Iulus will give his name to the Julian clan, to which Julius Caesar and Augustus belong IV. Book 1 a. Aeneas has been wandering the Mediterranean for years b. As he is leaving Sicily Juno causes a storm c. Aeneas and some of his men land in Libya d. Aeneas meets queen Dido e. Venus causes Dido to fall in love with Aeneas V. Book 2 a. Dido throws a banquet for the Trojans and Aeneas tells the story of Troy: b. The Trojan horse c. Death of Laocoon d. The fight in the city e. Aeneas’ flight VI. Book 3: Aeneas telling the story
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