Jupiter 's Aeneid : Fama And Imperium

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Hejduk argues that Jupiter’s motivations throughout the poem are self-serving, he is driven by the ideas of honor and power, or in the Latin terms, fama and imperium. Through the analysis of her structure, sources, and discourse community, I will examine how Hejduk’s argument is structured and how she conveys her message through how she uses her sources, both primary and secondary, as well and see how she cites her secondary sources throughout the paper, and how she does this to create a discussion within her academic community. Hejduk’s article “Jupiter’s Aeneid: Fama and Imperium” challenges readers of the Roman epic to rethink how they interpreted the god Jupiter and his motivation, through the poem. She claims that while Jupiter is regarded by both readers and characters within the epic as an optimistic benign god, his intentions tell us otherwise. He is only interested in power and honor. Hejduk breaks her article into three sections to present this argument. The first section being the longest and most detailed, while the third being the most concise. She first analyzes Jupiter’s words directly from The Aeneid. In this section, she uses direct quotes from the god in the original Latin, and then walks the reader step by step through her analysis and translation of his speech. In the second part, she goes away from the literal translation of Jupiter’s words, and goes to the meaning of them. She looks at the motivation behind his words. In this section, she relies

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