Essays Tagged: "Virgil"

Critique of the last chapter of Virgil's "Aeneid"

The story of Virgil's Aeneid was drawn from many sources, the most influential being the work of the Greek poet H ... hero who survived the fall of troy, sailed westward to Italy and founded Rome. During the time that Virgil wrote the Aeneid he incorporated all known Rome history up to his own time. The book i ... re very proud of their heritage and the way that the city was founded. The Romans fell in love with Virgil's Aeneid and so did Augustus. The book was praised by Romans as it showed Rome as strong and ...

(5 pages) 110 1 4.3 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Emilie du Chatelet

th good education, she studied and soon mastered Latin, Italian andEnglish. She also studied Tasso, Virgil, Milton and other great scholars ofthe time. In spite of her talents in the area of la ...

(3 pages) 61 0 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

An Analysis of the Opening of Canto XXVIII

Dante begins the opening of Canto XXVIII with a rhetorical question. Virgil and he have just arrived in the Ninth Abyss of the Eighth Circle of hell. In this pouch the S ... stop are the Trojan wars (Line 9). These wars Dante refers to actually represent the final books of Virgil's Aeneid. Part of my experience in reading the Inferno, has been that there is a great connec ... en the Inferno and the Aeneid. Furthermore, Dante's guide through hell is the author of the Aeneid, Virgil. (While this topic is much too broad to address in these pages, it is important too take note ...

(6 pages) 100 0 4.2 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison of Suffering in Job and Virgil's "The Aeneid"

The Meaning of Suffering in Job and The AeneidThroughout Virgil's Aeneid and Job from the Old Testament, great obstacles block the paths of the protagonists. ... placed upon him without provocation. Aeneas also believes his "pain [is] so great and unmerited!" (Virgil 2.89). Juno's hatred towards the Trojans, however, is fueled by many things such as the desce ... mind, and soul. Aeneas believes the gods are evil, "If the gods' will had not been sinister. . . " (Virgil 2.74). Job, however, questions God's nature, but always has faith that God is loving. His big ...

(4 pages) 77 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Reports discussing "My Antonia's points" by Villa Cather

it celebrates the past. The inscription on the title page of My Ántonia is a quotation from Virgil: 'Optima dies... prima fugit.' This sentence, meaning 'the best days are first to flee', help ...

(4 pages) 77 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Being a Hero, an essay on the Aeneid and how the gods make a hero who he is Sometimes a little wordy,

elves in situations of great pressure and act with nobility and grace. Though the main character of Virgil's Aeneid, Aeneas, is such a person, it is not by his own doing. He encounters situations in w ...

(6 pages) 119 1 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Hesiod and Virgil

stenance as a result of this work, this is the issue addressed by both Hesiod in Works and Days and Virgil in The Georgics. However, while each poet advocates the same lifestyle, each poet's true mean ... r both socially and physically, as well as developing a closeness with the gods. On the other hand, Virgil felt that the life of a farmer was not just about attaining ample stores for living, but rath ...

(4 pages) 40 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Aeneid by Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil)

The Aeneid by Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil) is one of the most important pieces of classical literature because it had such an immeasura ... Romans and giving them a sense of shared history worthy of pride and containing lessons to emulate. Virgil's works are often compared to those of the Greek poet Homer. The Aeneid was written in a way ... e Homeric epics however the two authors use similar themes and character which share common traits. Virgil intended to surpass the Homeric epics in quality while at the same time relying on them heavi ...

(5 pages) 103 0 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

This essay is about the punishment of those with "unnatural tendencies" in the third ring of the seventh circle of Hell in Dante's "Inferno."

of his old friend and teacher that led him to Hell. In doing so, he also contrasts true leadership (Virgil) with the perverted leadership Brunetto offered him on Earth and now in Hell. Through the not ... old patriarchal figure and tutor, Dante the poet is able to contrast a true father-like leader, in Virgil. Virgil acts like a true father should to his son by leading Dante the pilgrim to God through ...

(10 pages) 126 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Book: Guadalupe, Mother of the New Creation by Virgil Elizando - answering the question: How does Elizando present the Guadalupe apparaiton as an example of "Conversion within one's own tradition"?

socio-cultural structures" (Elizando 2002: 81). In his book, Guadalupe: Mother of the New Creation, Virgil Elizando explores and illustrates the truth in the above statement, and how this change of he ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Contrapasso in Dante's "Inferno".

paws with nails atleast ten inches in length.I notice something perculiar in this circle, and I ask Virgil, "Why is it that the sinners are oddly silent here?" And he does not answer my question, but ... hers inside this pit, leaving with a face so deep of pain and an open mouth screeming with no sound.Virgil says, "The deeper down you are in the pit, the more intolerably hot it is. The sinners grab e ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"The Differences Between The Aeneas And Odysseus"

dominating influence over Roman life, therefore, the influence of style and the stories written by Virgil adopted many of the old Greek ways. However, Virgil did not imitate, he gave a new meaning to ... sible for man to live in harmony indefinitely. These differences in ethos are most easily seen when Virgil borrows a scene and transforms it to his own ends. For example, Virgil adopts the episode whe ...

(4 pages) 79 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"Duddy Kravitz" By Mordecai Richler.

omeone who was given so much by his companions.Duddy is extremely disrespectful to both Yvette, and Virgil. Yvette loves Duddy, and does a lot for him. However Duddy never returns this love, or show a ... ct the only time Duddy shows any sort of affection to Yvette is when he wants to have sex with her. Virgil met Duddy in New York where Duddy made a deal with him for some pinball machines. When it com ...

(3 pages) 32 1 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Which epic has most relevance to a twenty first century reader, Virgil's 'Aeneid' or Homer's 'Odyssey'? Examines themes in both epics (from the english translations) and compares the two.

Which epic has most relevance to a twenty first century reader, Virgil's 'Aeneid' or Homer's 'Odyssey'?The very fact that I am studying both Virgil's 'Aeneid' and H ... nt, hence the fact that numerous 'standard' descriptions of events are repeated for ease of memory. Virgil on the other hand was born in Italy in 70 BC and composed 'The Aeneid' in the ten years befor ... of Augustus Caesar as an account of the Emperor's descent from the Gods, and Rome's great history. Virgil used Homers Odyssey', and his other oral epic, 'The Iliad', as inspiration.As a result, many ...

(8 pages) 111 0 4.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Aenid Concept of Heroic Qualities and Destiny

wever, the quality that stands out against all others is the virtue of pietas, or devotion to duty. Virgil, quite possibly Rome's greatest poet, exhibited this devotion to duty in the writing of The A ... did not meet his criteria for publishing (Overfeild, 139). This action alone shows the reader that Virgil's devotion to duty was tremendous. Luckily, the epic was not burned and readers can now see t ...

(2 pages) 35 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Concise book review of "Flight of the Intruder" by Stephen Coonts.

Navy pilot 1st. Lt. Jake "Cool Hand Grafton" and later on, his BN (bombardier/navigator) Lt. Comdr. Virgil "Tiger" Cole. Coonts, having flown A-6A Intruder bombers in the Vietnam War himself, is thus ...

(2 pages) 16 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay Selections from Milton's Parradise Lost Wrote this a while ago. May still be helpful.

rms English heroic verse, or iambic pentameter,proposing to emulate the style of 'Homer in Greek or Virgil in Latin'. This poem - andhence the two passages which I examine - were inspired by the Bible ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Eugene Delacroix

s. In 1822 Delacroix submitted his first picture to the important Paris Salon exhibition: Dante and Virgil in Hell. A technique used in this work--many unblended colors forming what at a distance look ...

(1 pages) 57 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays


Symbols:Dante: HumanityVirgil: Human ReasonBeatrice: Divine LoveSun: Divine IlluminationDark Wood of Error: WorldlinessGery ...

(7 pages) 90 0 2.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Inferno: Canto XXXI's monsters ; Topographical/geographical feature in Canto XXXI"

-78). The second giant is Ephilates who rebelled against Jove. The third monster was Briareus, whom Virgil refused let Dante see. The fourth monster was Antaeus. Antaeus helped Dante and Virgil enter ... in the transition between the eight and the ninth circle. During this short journey that Dante and Virgil took to get to the monsters, Dante is seen to show fear as he approaches the giants. Dante's ...

(1 pages) 31 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature