Flashcards in Book Deck (17):
What two people must die so that Aeneas can complete his destiny?
What distinguishes Turnus from Aeneas?
His wilfulness and fury in battle
What causes Turnus' downfall?
His rage and his pride
What causes Dido's downfall?
Her love for Aeneas, it drives her mad
What fictional/Homeric character is Turnus a Latin version of?
What historical figure is Turnus a metaphor for?
How does Turnus' character change in book 12?
He accepts his fate and wants to die honourably
How does Juno humiliate Turnus?
She takes him from battle and makes him look cowardly
What does Turnus want towards the end of his life?
To accept his fate and die honourably
What is Dido like before she meets Aeneas?
She is a well-respected and successful queen, she doesn't want to re-marry out of respect for her dead husband
In which books of the Aeneid is Dido present?
What does Virgil affirm through Dido and at the expense of what?
He affirms order, duty and history at the expense of romantic love
Who is Aeneas' father?
Who is Aeneas' mother?
Who is Aeneas' son?
Who is the queen of Carthage?