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  • Theme Of Family In The Aeneid

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    Throughout the Aeneid there are several recurring themes that shape the story. One of the biggest themes is family. Without the idea of family Aeneas has less motivation to go on his journey. The gods use this against him when attempting to persuade Aeneas to continue embarking on the quest he has been on. Anchises, Aeneas’ father meets with Aeneas as well and gives his perspective on Aeneas’ journey and includes a lot of arguments about family. Anchises has a strong concern for family as well, and

  • Apology Of Socrates And Crito And Virgil's Aeneid

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    lessons to their offspring, but Aeneas acts as a biological father to his son whereas Socrates is a philosophical father and his sons are his followers. These differences in fatherhood ultimately create different kinds of son figures as Aeneas teaches Ascanius to be a leader more like himself whereas Socrates pushes his sons to be philosophers themselves. Throughout Apology of Socrates and Crito, Socrates represses his responsibilities as a physical father to his sons in order to pursue his duty as a

  • Aeneas, The Titular Hero Of Virgil 's Aeneid

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    Aeneas, the titular hero of Virgil’s Aeneid, is the flawed Trojan hero sent on a divine quest to found the new Troy and establish the basis for the Roman Empire. Along this journey, he is pushed to his limits both mentally and physically. This strain shows him to be a deeply Roman hero, especially in the values that come forward in his actions and response to tragedy. He embodies two major Roman values: pietas and respect for family, both past and future. One of the most important values that

  • Odysseus And Aeneas Similarities

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    Katelin Haines Mrs. Howard ENG 223 15 October 2017 The Differences and Similarities between Odysseus and Aeneas “Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story of that man … the wanderer (Lawall and Mack 225). This is from the first stanza of book one of The Odyssey by Homer; it is an epic Greek poem written in the eighth century B.C. Hundreds of years later, Virgil wrote The Aeneid, the Roman epic, around 19 B.C. It was inspired by Homer’s works. This is easy to see not only in writing style,

  • The Mythological Accounts of the Founding of Rome

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    Ilia) and the god Mars, according to legend. The grandfather, Numitor, and the great-uncle, Amulius, who between them divided the wealth and kingdom of Alba Longa, a city founded by Aeneas’ son Ascanius, but then Amulius seized Numitor’s share and became sole ruler. To prevent retaliation by offspring of

  • Essay about The Imagery of Fire in Virgil’s Aeneid

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    The Imagery of Fire in Virgil’s Aeneid In discussing fire imagery in the Aeneid I will attempt in the course of this paper to bring in an analytic device to aid in assembling the wide array of symbols into a more uniform set of meaning. Consistently throughout the Aeneid, fire serves to provoke the characters to action. Action which otherwise it is not clear they would enter upon. Fire clears the way for the juggernaut plot to advance. Juno, first of all, described as burning - pondering (with

  • Fire Imagery In Aeneas And Creusa

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    carries his father Anchises on his back, he holds his son Ascanius’s hand, and Creusa, his wife, lags behind. Creusa is symbolic of his romantic past as she is lost in the fall of Troy. Anchises is the intellectual past, and Ascanius has the potential to mold the future Rome. Ascanius even sports a “holy” flame on his head, a sure sign of the Gods, convincing Anchises to leave burning Troy with the family. Aeneas is often referred to as pious, and therefore it makes perfect sense then that Aeneas would

  • Love In Virgil's Aeneid

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    and the Trojans are destined to have. When it comes down to it, as Diotima states, “everything naturally values its own offspring, because it is for the sake of immortality that everything shows this zeal, which is Love” (Sym. 208B). Aeneas valuing Ascanius over Dido is his “zeal,” or, his love. Besides his desire for immortality, Aeneas also harbors a love of the law, which can be seen by tracing his obedient persona throughout the text. Constantly, he is referred to as “pious Aeneas,” embodying the

  • The Representation Of Roman Children

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    whether childhood is simply an extension of adulthood or a distinctive phase of its own. Children and childhood as a subject matter can be commonly found in Roman iconography, as could be seen from the terracotta sculpture of Anchises, Aeneas and Ascanius, the procession relief on Ara Pacis, and the Amiternum relief depicting funeral cortege. This paper intends to explore the representation of Roman children primarily through a single marble portrait, a statue of a young boy from the 1st century AD

  • Juxtaposition In Aeneid

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    Virgil, in his epic poem Aeneid tells a story of Aeneas, a Trojan survivor who travels to Italy, and becomes the ancestor of Romans. The first part of the epic focuses on his travels, while the second part describes his victory over the Latins. Virgil did not create Aeneas, he was already a known epic hero who also appears in Iliad. Virgil took all his stories and wrote Aeneid, a story of glory, wars, gods and heroes. Venus as a benefactor of the Trojans and more importantly his mother helps Aeneas