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1

What is the point of Aeneid?

what is rome's mission? how does founder embody mission? has rome lived up to it?

2

When does Vigil begin working on Aeneid?

Caesar Agustis ended Republican period - rules as emperor

3

recurring theme in Aeneid

cost of progress

4

endpoint of Aeneid

positive - hve empire, peace

5

What is in Book 6 of Aeneid?

Aeneas goes to the enderword

6

What significant historical character is Aeneas shown in the underworld?

Caesar Agustus - shall bring Age of Gold (&peace) to Latium

7

Souce of struggle for Aeneas

Juno (hera) - hates trojans, loves Carthage

8

What happens in books 1-6?

Aeneas wanders from Troy to Italy (Odyssey part)

9

What happens in books 7-12?

great war - Aeneas secures right of his people to settle there (Iliad part)

10

Who rescues Aeneas from Achilles? Why?

Poseidon
bc Zeus has greater destiny for him

11

How does the Aeneid begin?

almost approach italy, but Juno brings storm and sweep s them to african coast

fubds carthage

12

What does Aeneas find at Carthage?

queen Dido building it

13

What is in the Temple to Juno?

scenes of Troan War

14

What is in book 1 of Aeneid?

head to Italy, swept by Juno, find Dido and Trojan War tablets, feast with Dido

15

Aeneid Books 2-3

Dido asks Aeneas to explain how he got there;
he does in boooks 2-3
2: Fall of Troy
3. Aeneas Odyssean wanderings

16

Why does Dido fall in love with Aeneas?

plot between Juno an dVenus

17

Wo is Aeneas' mom?

venus

18

How does Virgil emphasize Aeneas' piety and patriarchy in Troy-escape scene?

-holds son's hand, carries father Anchises on shoulder, anchises has hosehold god

19

Aeneid Book 4 - what does it show?

rise and fall of affair with dido

conflict of duty vs. personal desire:
mission to get to Italy vs. passion for Dido

20

Who reminds Aeneas of his mission when he is with Dido?

Mercury

21

etiology for great wars between Rome and Carthage

Dido curses Aeneas and people

Dido thinks theyre married becace they shelter in cave during rainstome
finds out Aeneas is planning to leave her - he leaves

22

Aeneid Book 5

reach sicily - celebrate games for father's death
sails to italy

23

Palinurus

Aeneas' helmsman who dies on Sicily -> italy after Anchises' funeral

24

Aeneid Book 6

reaches Bay of Naples
reaches Underworld

25

augury

strictly roman concept
art of interpreting will of gods manifested in movements of birds

26

How does Aeneas feel when we meet him in Aeneid?

suicidal - didn't die honorable death

27

How does Aeneas get to Dido?

heading to Italy from Troy, blown by Juno to Afrcan coast

28

What is Dido trying build?

Carthage

29

Why does Dido love Aeneas?

Juno and Venus makes her

30

Why does Dido kill herself when Aeneas leaves her? What made it so bad? (what did he lose?

-lost her name - was swearing off men after her husband died
-buildings in Carthage stopped being built

31

What new love does Aeneas find in the underworld?

love of future Rome

sees Dido, sees old trojans

32

The first half of the Aeneid models Homer's ____ while the second models ___

Oddessey, Iliad

33

What people are sacrificed in order for Aeneas to found rome?

Chrysa (sp?)
Dido
Palinurus
native Italians
Pallas
Turnus

34

How is Venus and Juno's conflicting desires resolved?

Aeneas will win war and found Latin rce

Name of trojans will die out - end of Trojans

35

What one-on-one combat is similar to that of anchilles and hector? What are they fighting for?

Aeneas and Turnus

hand of daughter of King Latinus - Lubinia (sp?)

36

Turnus

betrothed to king Latinus' daughter

loses her in combat vs Aeneas

not spared

37

Why does Aeneas kill Turnus?

it is his duty?

he sees his friend's armor on Turnus

38

Syncretism (romans')

taking other religions, makng them Roman
fusing one belief/symbol into another

39

Roman Demeter

Ceres

40

Roman Athena

Minerva

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Turn us is fighting for whose daughter?

King Latinus

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Roman Hephaestus

Vulcan