Virgil's Favoring Of Pietas Through The Character Of Aeneas

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Virgil shows his favoring of pietas through the character of Aeneas. For example, when retelling the Fall of Troy Aeneas does not tell Dido that he is a hero, he describes how many of his fellow soldiers and friends lost their lives because of the dolus of the Greeks, who he describes as merciless, in building and hiding inside of the Trojan Horse.Virgil dephasises the role Ulysses played in the capture of Troy and describes the event as a massacre of defenseless Trojans and not as the glorious victory of the Greeks. Virgil negatively connotates dolus with decivment and dishonest instead of clever which is how the Greeks interpreted the
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