CLASSIC R44 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Roman Funerary Practices, Iarbas, Omen

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Who are these people, places and things? How are they important to Aeneid 1?
Trojans
Carthaginians / Tyrians
Gods & Goddesses
Gods & Goddesses
Aeneas
Dido / Elissa
Juno
Neptune (Neptunus)
Achates
Pygmalion
Aeolus
Jupiter / Jove
Ascanius / Iulus
Sychaeus
Venus
Amor / Cupid
What kind of hero is Aeneas? How does Virgil convey an idea of him to the reader? What light is thrown
on him by the scene in which he says "Dismiss your grief and fear. / A joy it will be one day, perhaps, to
remember even this" (Aeneid 1.238-9)? Is Aeneas a good leader to the Trojans?
Compare the story of Aeneas to the myths of Heracles and Romulus, figures also connected with Rome's
foundation. In what way does Aeneas' identity as a Trojan set him apart? In the light of Roman history,
how significant is it that the Trojans were famous for being defeated by the Greeks? What is Aeneas' myth-
historical connection with Augustus?
What are the usual features of similes in Greek and Roman epics? What's unusual about the simile
describing how Neptune calms the sea (1.175 and following)? What's important about it?
Aliases
Greeks: Argives (from Argos, an important city), Achaeans, Danaans
Trojans: Dardans, Teucrians, Phrygians
Troy: Ilium; Pergamum
Carthaginians: Tyrians (from Tyre, their mother-city), Phoenicians
STUDY QUESTIONS OCTOBER 30: VIRGIL'S AENEID 1-6
Cl R44!2017
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