The Aeneid - The Aeneid Virgil Great Roman epic poem...

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The Aeneid Virgil Great Roman epic poem, modeled after Iliad/Odyssey about journey to Italy Devoted enemy: Juno o Hates Trojans o Prophecy that Carthage will be destroyed by Rome Aeneas protected and escaped with 20 ships, father, and son o Looses wife in Troy o Has pinates with him o Destiny: get to Italy Know they have to get away from Troy and Greece o Go west o Don’t know exact location o End up on Delos Told to find their ancient mother Crete? Pinates speak: go to Italy On the way they meet seer (Trojan escapee) o “you’ll know you are in the right place when you see a white sow surrounded by 30 piglets” o Lot of trouble getting there o Like the Odyssey…but Aeneas not so clever Difference from the Odyssey o Odyssey Victorious Knows where he is going Clever Odysseus o Aeneas Fleeing refugee Wandering Not so clever Gravitas (dignity) Pietas (respect) Fides (faithfulness) Aeneas wanders for 9 years – meets many people/things o Scylla and Charybdis o Harpies
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