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    In the poem The Aeneid by Virgil the characters showed signs of mortality as they thought through their options, unlike The Iliad that was written by Homer. The ancient epic poems that are more commonly known are: The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer and The Aeneid by Virgil. All three of these poems are concentrated around one famous war known as the Trojan War. “How about this: what makes Virgil’s Aeneid connected to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey is also what makes it different from them” (Shmoop). The main character in the Aeneid is Aeneas. Aeneas is a survivor from the siege of troy. One difference from the Iliad and The Odyssey is that Aeneas was guided from his land, while Hector and Achilles were both tempted by the God’s to do certain…

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    Virgil Influences

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    “Fortune sides with him who dares.” -Virgil (“Virgil Quotes”). This is one of Virgil's most famous quotes. Virgil devoted his life to poetry. He wrote about his family and friends, and peace in Rome. He is known as Romes greatest and most influential poet. Virgil's poetry was inspired by three main things: the places he lived at and traveled to, peace in Rome, and Homer. The first things that inspired Virgil were the places he lived at, and travel to. Virgil was born into a modest farming…

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    Virgil Vs Aeneid

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    cultures that helped to shape them and show great contrast between the mindset of the Achaean Homer and the Roman Virgil. These differences represent an evolution of the mindset…

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    Virgil And Dantes Inferno

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    Virgil summons the beast Geryon from the profundities with a string wrapped around his waist, who symbolized deception he conveyed Dante and Virgil down to the eighth circle on an unnerving ride. Finally, Dante and Virgil set themselves up to cross to the eighth circle of Hellfire (Malebogle), was formed of ten particular walled in territories in which different sorts of fraud were punished. In the first pocket, Dante saw stripped scoundrels being whipped by demons these were panders and…

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    the Underworld. Two events that both authors include was a sacrifice to gain entrance to the Underworld and the meeting with one of their parents. The sacrifices that each hero had to make so they could go to the Underworld showcased the importance of giving something up to reach your achievements. Odysseus has to pour his blood and souls come to him, while Aeneas has to find a gold branch, which acts like a key to open the Underworld. Homer made Odysseus’ sacrifice more personal and valuable to…

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    Canto 1- Virgil-Personification- Virgil is the guide for Dante as he travels through Inferno. Virgil represents those that guide us in this life. People that guide us and help us along our way such as parents, teachers, or religious leaders. Most of the time when we need a guide we usually have a guide who is experienced or has been there before. Virgil is a very wise poet and is experienced. Virgil is there to protect Dante as he goes through the depths of Hell. It can symbolize just how a…

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    Livy and Virgil both give accounts of the famous Hercules and Cacus tale. However, they are very different accounts, each having distinct changes. Virgil has an introduction of Aeneas, while Livy has Romulus and Remus. Cacus is known as a man to Livy, but a monster to Virgil. They both have different intentions and motivations for adding these. Both are famous authors, who’s works about the founding of Rome will live on in infamy. Livy and Virgil both mention the founders of Rome just before…

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    Virgil, Vergil, or Publius Vergilius Maro was a Roman poet. He was best known for writing the poem epic “Aeneid.” “Virgil was regarded by the Romans as their greatest poet, an estimation that subsequent generations have upheld.” [1] Virgil fame mostly surrounded by his unfinished poem Aeneid. He was born/lived the peasant stock life. His inspiration and love for the Italian countryside and the people of Italy helped shaped his poetry. Virgil was well educated in his knowledge for Greek and Roman…

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    destruction. Originally portrayed as a strong, powerful political leader who “moved / Amid her people, cheering on the toil / Of a kingdom in the making,” (Virgil, Aeneid 21:685-687) love reduced her into a “maddened lover” who “roamed through all the city, like a doe / hit by an arrow.” (Virgil, Aeneid 97-98:96-97) On the other hand, in the Heroides, Aeneas’ absence of passion and love is the cause of Queen Dido’s downfall. Ovid also portrays Queen Dido engulfed in love, but Aeneas’ blatant…

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    relationship is a complicated one. At the start of the story Dante respects and looks up to Virgil, whereas Virgil sees Dante as a pupil more than an equal. However towards the end of the epic Virgil sees Dante as an equal. When Dante sees the strange figure of Virgil in the forest, he cries out “have pity on me” as he thinks he was a ghost. After realizing this is a man and not a ghost they have a conversation. Then Virgil agrees to lead Dante, though hell. While on the journey Dante shows…

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