Flashcards in Classics Chapter 23: Aeneid Deck (42):
What is the point of Aeneid?
what is rome's mission? how does founder embody mission? has rome lived up to it?
When does Vigil begin working on Aeneid?
Caesar Agustis ended Republican period - rules as emperor
recurring theme in Aeneid
cost of progress
endpoint of Aeneid
positive - hve empire, peace
What is in Book 6 of Aeneid?
Aeneas goes to the enderword
What significant historical character is Aeneas shown in the underworld?
Caesar Agustus - shall bring Age of Gold (&peace) to Latium
Souce of struggle for Aeneas
Juno (hera) - hates trojans, loves Carthage
What happens in books 1-6?
Aeneas wanders from Troy to Italy (Odyssey part)
What happens in books 7-12?
great war - Aeneas secures right of his people to settle there (Iliad part)
Who rescues Aeneas from Achilles? Why?
bc Zeus has greater destiny for him
How does the Aeneid begin?
almost approach italy, but Juno brings storm and sweep s them to african coast
What does Aeneas find at Carthage?
queen Dido building it
What is in the Temple to Juno?
scenes of Troan War
What is in book 1 of Aeneid?
head to Italy, swept by Juno, find Dido and Trojan War tablets, feast with Dido
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
Why does Dido fall in love with Aeneas?
plot between Juno an dVenus
Wo is Aeneas' mom?
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
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
Who reminds Aeneas of his mission when he is with Dido?
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
Aeneid Book 5
reach sicily - celebrate games for father's death
sails to italy
Aeneas' helmsman who dies on Sicily -> italy after Anchises' funeral
Aeneid Book 6
reaches Bay of Naples
strictly roman concept
art of interpreting will of gods manifested in movements of birds
How does Aeneas feel when we meet him in Aeneid?
suicidal - didn't die honorable death
How does Aeneas get to Dido?
heading to Italy from Troy, blown by Juno to Afrcan coast
What is Dido trying build?
Why does Dido love Aeneas?
Juno and Venus makes her
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
What new love does Aeneas find in the underworld?
love of future Rome
sees Dido, sees old trojans
The first half of the Aeneid models Homer's ____ while the second models ___
What people are sacrificed in order for Aeneas to found rome?
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
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?)
betrothed to king Latinus' daughter
loses her in combat vs Aeneas
Why does Aeneas kill Turnus?
it is his duty?
he sees his friend's armor on Turnus
taking other religions, makng them Roman
fusing one belief/symbol into another
Turn us is fighting for whose daughter?