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Ankur Gupta Professor Slotkin 11 November 2004 Discussion Questions How effectively does Fitzgerald’s translation work for the non-classicist reader? Does he pay too much attention to artistic interpretation or does it enhance the story for the modern reader? Is some of Vergil’s text’s beauty lost in that the meter is lost? Any other observations? (see handout) How and in what way do we see the political implications of the text? (ie: propaganda due to Augustus hiring him, passages glorifying Rome and the Caesarean line, Book 1 line 347, Book 6 line 915) How would you classify this work and Aeneas’ role in it? Is Aeneas a hero in this story and if so, what kind? How does this contrast with Hamlet? How are gender roles portrayed in the Aeneid in the context of classical society? Compare Aeneas vs. Creusa, Aeneas vs. Dido, and Jupiter vs. Juno and Venus. What biases do we see? How does divine intervention enhance/detract from the story and what role does it play? In Book II, how does Vergil ensure that the reader sees both the Greeks and Trojans as the
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