Essay on The Aeneid Is A Latin Epic Poem
story of a Trojan hero, Aeneas, the roman’s ancestor. The Aeneid is divided into
twelve books. The first half of the books tells the story of Aeneas’s voyage from Troy
to Italy after the Great Trojan War. The second half of the books tell us the Trojan
encounter with Latin opposition in order to establish themselves in Italy, where
Aeneas’s descendants, the Romans, are destined to live.
How does Virgil’s epic shine a light on Rome’s religious and social values and on the
power of the Great Roman Empire under Caesar Augustus?
The Aeneid was written during the Golden Age of the Roman Empire under, the First
Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus. Virgil’s goal was to write a myth about Rome’s
origins and underline the power and success of the empire that conquered most of
the world. The Aeneid became Rome’s most famous epic. Virgil showed his praises
for the Roman Civilization throughout the poem.
In Book II, Aeneas describes the fall of Troy as he lived it. He tells the tragic story
and tries to remember all the details: The Greeks built a giant wooden horse with
the aid of the goddess Minerva, where they hided a large number of Greek Soldiers,
including Odysseus. The remaining Greek forces left the ground and made it into the
sea. The Trojans, who went out after seeing the Greeks depart, rejoiced thinking they drove their opponents away and thus winning the war.…