Essays Tagged: "Aeneas"

A comparison of The Aeneid and Metamorphoses

out the importance of the Roman past for its present and future under Augustus. The story of Aeneas in the Underworld can be interpreted as a brilliant rendition of the story of Rome's past, pr ... can be interpreted as a brilliant rendition of the story of Rome's past, present, and future. When Aeneas descends into the Underworld, he is escorted by the Sibyl (lines 347 - 349). This gives the r ...

(4 pages) 149 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Aeneas: the Man, the Myth, the Legend

e leaders were great because their leadership spurred from their willingness to submit to the gods. Aeneas, unlike some of the other characters in The Aeneid, gives in to the will of the gods to gain ... ters in The Aeneid, gives in to the will of the gods to gain unimaginable leadership skills through Aeneas' excursion through the Mediterranean Sea, his contact/relationship with Dido, and his travels ...

(5 pages) 115 2 3.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Destiny,Love,and Suffering in the "Aeneid" by Virgil

Destiny, Love and Suffering In The AeneidIn The Aeneid, Aeneas is on a journey to lead his people, the Trojans to a new homeland. Aeneas is a very important ... parentage. After all, his mother is the goddess Venus and his father's brother is the King of Troy. Aeneas will find his destiny manipulated by the Gods at every turn, costing him much. His own mother ... ing him much. His own mother is one of the Gods working to make himfulfill his destiny. Eventually, Aeneas will overcome many obstacles and lead his people to their destined new homeland. In the same ...

(3 pages) 115 0 3.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

obstacles block the paths of the protagonists. Mental and physical, anguish is placed upon Job and Aeneas. Though both men suffer extreme pain, the extent and content of the tribulations are differen ... d content of the tribulations are different.Job's suffering is placed upon him without provocation. Aeneas also believes his "pain [is] so great and unmerited!" (Virgil 2.89). Juno's hatred towards th ...

(4 pages) 77 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

Thesis: Despite his accomplishments and the glory associated with his life, Aeneas only achieves the status of hero through divine intervention, and this god-given position cau ... ns 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 which death is nea ... adership would never have come to be if it were not for the gods. The gods took special interest in Aeneas, causing him misfortune in some cases, giving him assistance in others. On the whole, the god ...

(6 pages) 119 1 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

It's the comparison of Greek & Roman cultures in the storeis of Medea & The Aeneid.

e not well rounded; their main or only study growing up was physical training and military science. Aeneas was very much Roman in this way. Aeneas was very skilled on the battlefield. Greek heroes wer ... efield. Unlike a Greek hero, a Roman hero could not be overcome by emotion or lack of self-control. Aeneas lost his best friend, Pallas, during the war to the enemy, Turnus. However, he was not overco ...

(2 pages) 101 0 3.4 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

This essay is based on heroism found in the epic poems "beowulf" and "Sir Gawain and the "Green Knight"

it King Arthur and his kin are brought out to be the decedents of the great and treacherous knight Aeneas. Though "King Arthur was counted most courteous of all, (25-6)"kings his lineage is brought o ...

(5 pages) 114 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Of what value is the episode concerning the "Cave of Spleen" to the rest of the "Rape of the Lock"?

the queen / she fed within her veins a flame unseen". This is the point where Dido is in love with Aeneas. This is thus perhaps a point of Belinda's growing affection for the Baron. This creates the ...

(5 pages) 44 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The process in which Virgil creates a hero.

Driven by fate to seek a new land for himself, his family, and the survivors of Troy, Aeneas abandons Carthage and his lover Dido. His pietas, his sense of devotion to gods and his peopl ...

(2 pages) 52 0 1.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Differences Between The Aeneas And Odysseus"

e are even individual scenes in the Aeneid are borrowed from the Odyssey. Yet, why are Odysseus and Aeneas so unlike one another? The answer is that the authors lived in two different worlds, whose va ... hes the shore with Athena's help. The opening scenes in the Aeneid corresponds to Homer's sequence. Aeneas and the Trojans are on their ships, heading to accomplish their goals after much difficulty. ...

(4 pages) 79 1 4.5 Nov/2003

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

Wisdom vs. Strength in Odyssey.

ting them against the Greeks. At the same time, the Trojans had godlike warriors such as Hector and Aeneas. On the other hand, the Greeks had Athena, goddess of wisdom, to support them against the Tro ...

(3 pages) 39 1 2.0 Nov/2003

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

Aenid Concept of Heroic Qualities and Destiny

. Luckily, the epic was not burned and readers can now see the virtue of pietas in the warrior-hero Aeneas.In Aeneas long journey back to Rome, he enters the underworld to consult the spirit of his fa ... ous amounts of tears" (Overfeild, 140), was obviously ecstatic seeing the face of his son. However, Aeneas would have none of it. He was there for a reason and did not wish sympathize with his father. ...

(2 pages) 35 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Reader reponse to the Aeneid

and out and reveal what lies beneath a man's journey toward his destiny. There is a sub plot behind Aeneas's struggle to find his destined new civilization. That sub plot reveals inter conflict in the ... s, they use humans as puppets or an extra weapon to their own struggle. In this case, the victim is Aeneas. Through these disguises, the god's goal is to either help Aeneas successfully complete and m ...

(2 pages) 55 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Destiny, Love, and Suffering: The Relationship between Aeneas and Dido

The wretched love affair of Aeneas and Dido is one of the most prominent events in The Aeneid by Virgil. In The Aeneid, love is ... force acting upon mortals, not a function of the individual's free will or inherent identity. It is Aeneas' fate and civic responsibility to get to Italy in order to establish the Roman line and event ... rder to establish the Roman line and eventual Empire and because of these duties, love is something Aeneas can never fully succumb to. To Virgil, love is a force at odds with law and fate, and it dist ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

How does Aeneas present himself and his people in Book 2 of the Aeneid?

The second book of Virgil's Aeneid is the account of the sack of Troy from Aeneas' point of view. Since Aeneas is the narrator, the characterisation of him and his men is part ... quently showing that their eventual glory did not come without hardship. The book opens with Aeneas 'shudder[ing] to remember' the 'agony of Troy'. He emphasises the duplicity of the Greeks com ... ate Trojan success despite calamity, and this opening speech sets the tone for the rest of Book Two.Aeneas' description of the Trojan horse trick particularly highlights the deception of the Greeks co ...

(12 pages) 51 0 2.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Is it fair to call Aeneid Book 4 "The Tragedy of Dido"?

l's motives in writing Book Four seem somewhat ambiguous. Throughout Books One to Three he presents Aeneas as the unfaltering protagonist, yet in this book he is verified as somewhat heartless, almost ... tial for greatness, he made the mistake of putting his personal life before the state, but although Aeneas faces a similar problem, he makes the right choice and puts his love for his people above the ...

(8 pages) 73 0 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

History of Roman Government

volved in government.When the Greeks finally entered Troy after ten long years ofsiege, a man named Aeneas escaped the city with his father, Anchises,and his son, Ascanius. They went to Mt. Ida, where ... city with his father, Anchises,and his son, Ascanius. They went to Mt. Ida, where they were to meetAeneas' wife, Creusa, but she never showed up. Saddened, Aeneasacquired a boat and sailed around the ...

(16 pages) 145 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

To what extent can the Aeneid be viewed as a tragedy? Answer with reference to the: Destruction of Troy and its people; suffering of Aeneas; suffering and death of Dido?

ilst it contains certain elements of tragedy, the epic nature of the story and the final victory of Aeneas over Turnus draws a sharp contrast between the elements typical to tragic literature.The Gree ... ory.For example, when the city of Troy is destroyed in book II, the reader feels a certain pity for Aeneas as he flees his burning city. However, the fear of such events happening to them is not prese ...

(2 pages) 33 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Summary of seminar notes for Virgil's "The Aeneid"

red to the intentions of the American settlers that were not always truly peaceful. Dido's story to Aeneas'. Turnus' death to the bombing of Hiroshima. The entire story of the Aeneid, although from an ... iginal founding of America can be compared to the founding of Rome, but there are some differences. Aeneas was forced to leave Troy because it was destroyed, while the English chose to leave their hom ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Was There a Trojan War? This essay attempts to answer a question that is very controversial.

t have taken place. It is very practical to believe that the great heroes, like Achilles, Odysseus, Aeneas, and the gods and goddesses were purely out of imagination, and perhaps just included in the ... en by the Roman poet Virgil many years after Homer. The Aeneid is about a great Trojan prince named Aeneas who escapes the destroyed Troy and sails as a refugee to Africa. After many adventures with g ...

(7 pages) 83 0 4.8 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History