Jupiter's Aeneid: Fama And Imperium By Julia Hejduk

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In this paper I will be discussing the argument made in the scholarly article, Jupiter 's Aeneid: Fama and Imperium by Julia Hejduk and furthermore using her work to develop my own argument about the epic poem The Aeneid. I will be doing this through the layout of a summary of argument essay. I will thus be summarizing the evidence provided by Hejduk, displaying the sources in the forms of charts, connecting the charts to the evidence and moreover connecting the evidence to the scholar 's personal life. I am doing this not only to provide adequate support for Julia Hejduk’s claims but to also allot myself the opportunity to further understand The Aeneid and mature the views I have on the Epic. Through the reading and analysis of the scholarly …show more content…
In fact, Jupiter is not to be looked at as a minor character. The God is sumptuously depicted in Virgil’s Aeneid with a vapid personality and his actions have a strong hold on the manipulation of the outcome of the text. This paper will summarize the 3 points -- his words, motivations and implications Jupiter faces -- Julia Hejduk makes in her article, Jupiter’s Aeneid: Fama and Imperium, as well as assessing the relationship between the evidence, found by Hejduk, and said 3 points. Hejduk’s disciplinary training will also be analyzed to discover how it shaped her holistic …show more content…
By offering substantial evidence from different trusted and well known authors, journalists, historians and other sources she is able to backup and and thus validify her personal opinions. It is essential, when composing a scholarly article, to have adequate affirmation for your contingencies. It is simply not enough to formulate your own opinion, if so you will not be taken seriously. Thus, in order to prove the triumph of Jupiter as the driving force of the Epic, Hejduk needed to provide a substantial background of valid sources explaining Jupiter as a God. It was also necessary for her to refute her argument with opposition; by disproving opponents to her claim she was able to cement her opinions as fact. The scholar used both primary and secondary sources as support as well as a stable discourse community. Included in said primary sources are: The Aeneid, The Iliad and The Odyssey. The most obvious of the three being The Aeneid; the epic is used as the main source on which Hejduk frames her paper. The Iliad and The Odyssey are used as supporters for The Aeneid. Though The Aeneid is Roman and The Iliad and The Odyssey are Greek, the trio of poems represents the epitome of two ancient civilizations tracing their origins. They are connected because the first half of The Aeneid is modeled on the Odyssey and the second half is sculpted after the Iliad. These three sources are used together to

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