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Overview

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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.

Tense

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.

Summary

This study guide and infographic for Virgil's The Aeneid offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents, Q&A pairs, and flashcards created by students and educators.

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