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    Aeneas Duty

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    Aeneid book II In book II Aeneas fulfills his pietas, his overall duty towards Anchises, the gods and his wife Creusa, by saving them. Saving them was his main priority; he wanted them safe and away from being taking from the Greeks and turned into possible slaves. Aeneas also seemed to have further duties to his wife and father. His first duty to his father, Anchises, was to forgive him for having an affair with Venus. This affair caused the gods to despise him and making Jupiter cast a thunderbolt causing Anchises to be disabled. Aeneas enquires “Did you, my own father, dream that I could run away and desert you here?” (Line 815-16) This quote serves as evidence that Aeneas still cares about his father even though he did his family wrong. It is also serving as evidence that he is trying to save his father and fulfilling his pietas towards him.…

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    My argument in this paper is that the heroic values between Homer’s Odysseus and Vergil’s Aeneas reveals a shift from Greek tradition to morally equivocal Roman ideals. As it is in the narrator’s intention for the reader to choose between protagonists with two heads on the same coin, I will establish moral discrepancy by looking at the meaning between the poems’ Gods and role of women. Before concluding such a subjective opinion, it must be said that these are matters over which the Gods…

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    Aeneas’ journey compared to Greek heroes in epic, is distinctly bigger picture. His story doesn’t fall into the confines of bigger happenings, like a moment in the Trojan War or the end of a ten year journey home. Aeneas’ journey is the founding of Rome. It’s not as personal a journey when comparison to the Odyssey where Odysseus makes his voyage home to his wife and son. While there is no doubt that Vergil has created a story about Aeneas and his experiences, the end result is about much more…

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    “breakdown” when Aeneas leaves Carthage is perhaps the most memorable aspect of her character, which is fairly disturbing from a feminist perspective (and in general). Aeneas is scolded by the gods for wasting time in the city, and covertly prepares to leave; Dido somehow senses this, and begins to “[rave] and run wild,” to the point where Vergil describes her, in one translation, as “devoid of soul.” (4.300-4.301) This section of the text can be viewed as an extended comparison between Dido and…

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    between two opposing forces, especially if there are from ancient Greece. Great Aeneas was such a selfless and geat warrior compared to Hector of the Trojans who fought to be a loyal defender of his city. This will show how Aeneas is shown to be similar but better then Hector in the way that Virgil made him a mirror image of Hector from the Iliad. Aeneas is a democratic and selfless leader to his people. He demonstrates this when he finally lands in Italy. He is very disciplined in his…

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    cast” (Chaucer 106). Aeneas left Dido to pursue the fate that the gods had decreed was his. The majority of Christians in the time of Chaucer would not have felt pity for the Carthaginian queen. Men in the thirteenth century were not judged by the same standards as women and most men would have believed that Dido dug her own grave when she accepted Aeneas into her bed. McMillan argues that “Dido’s suicide is not solely a tragic act of excessive passion, although passion sets the machinery in…

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    Aeneas and Dido: Love, Lust, and Loss Virgil’s The Aeneid Book IV, begins with a conversation between Dido, the queen of Carthage, and her sister Anna. Topic Dido is torn between her love for Sychaeus, her beloved, deceased husband, and this Trojan warrior, Aeneas. He has entered her life, and Cupid has kindled the flames of love within her towards him. Dido explains to her sister Anna that she feels betrayed by her heart and mind. Argument Dido states, “If my mind was not set, fixedly and…

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    Aeneas Praise

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    Roman history, with the possible exception of Julius Caesar and Caesar Augustus, as influential and dedicated as Aeneas. Aeneas is known for being dutiful towards his country and willingly sacrificing his own desires for his country. For this reason and other reasons, Aeneas deserves praise. Narrative: Aeneas was raised in Troy by his father, Anchises. He was not raised by his mother, Venus, since she is a goddess. As a young man, he helped his cousin, Hector, fight the Greeks for ten years…

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    Aeneid. Aeneas, the father of the roman civilization, has several different traits attributed to him throughout the story; piety, internal strife, and action. These traits can all be classified as loyalty or as a direct result of loyalty. This paper will show that these traits are a result of loyalty, but that they are necessary aspects to a leader in both The Aeneid and in the present. Aeneas is presented as the epitome of piety several times in The Aeneid. Aeneas’s character shows piety as…

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    Many characters show up in Virgil’s Aeneid, but none provide as much insight into the character of Aeneas as Dido, the Phrygian queen of Carthage. Pious Aeneas was the proto-Roman that demonstrated the classical definition of piety through his hardships and struggles to found Rome. Aeneas’s relationship with Dido is not the least of the many trials he faces, but how can the reader best understand her? This paper argues that Dido’s relationship with Aeneas can only be understood fully using…

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