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Study Guide for Virgil's The Aeneid including book summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about The Aeneid, ask questions, and get the answers you need.


Book Basics

Author: Virgil

Years Written: c. 30–19 BCE

Type: Epic poem

Genre: Adventure

Perspective and Narrator:

As the narrator of The Aeneid, Virgil describes the thoughts and feelings of the characters in his story in the third person. Books 2 and 3 are narrated by Aeneas in the first person, telling the story of his travels from Troy.


The Aeneid is mostly told in the past tense, although there is some present-tense and future-tense narration.

About the Title:

Although Virgil wrote in Latin, he used the Greek form of Aeneas's name in his title as an homage to the Greek writer Homer, his literary predecessor.

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