Aenid 1 - back home after the Trojan war. I did not...

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Zach Garcia Honors 111 Aeneid Virgil vs. Home While reading the Aeneid I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between Virgil’s Story of the events that happened after the Trojan war and Homer’s classic The Iliad. I know that I would seem that way because of the story line but actually both were well written and in my opinion hard to get through sometimes. One thing that I picked out that was very similar was the use of the shield. Both Hercules and Aeneas had shields that were made for them that were very detailed and powerful. But more than the similarities I think that the differences are more interesting. Virgil did not change any part of the story dealing with the Trojan war itself but while reading the first book I was really confused because I thought that Odysseus was the one that had a hard time getting
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Unformatted text preview: back home after the Trojan war. I did not understand until someone told me that the two books were not connected. This made me observe the differences more closely and look for things that caught my eye. The thing that jumped out at me first was Virgil seemed to take Homers version of the events after the war and say, Well that was a good story but this one is better. I know that both Homer and Virgil were biased to their people. Homer was Greek so he wrote about a great Greek hero that lasted many trials and tribulations while trying to get home. Virgil was Roman so he took the Trojans and thought that their trails and tribulations getting to Italy would make a better story then that of Odysseus....
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