HUM-2020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Turnus, Aeneid, Antihero

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Aeneid Notes
- Virgil
o Wrote the Aeneid
- Aeneas
o One of the survivors of Troy
o Will lead the remaining Trojans on a journey to found a new city-state
o Finds that the way for him to be the way he needs to be is not to be so human
To do things for the greater good
o Helped Dido rebuild Carthage
- Augustus
o Octavian
o The Aeneid glorifies him
- Juno/Hera
o The ranking goddess
o Angry
o Jealous
o Vengeful
o Do everything in her powers to stop the Trojans
o Her husband had an affair with a Trojan
o Knows the city of Rome will be built, but wants to make it as difficult as possible
- Dido
o Queen of Carthage
o Falls in love with Aeneas because Venus has intervened to protect her son
o Kills herself after Aeneas leaves
- Turnus
o Ultimate antihero
o Leader of the Italians
o Wants the hand of Lavinia
- Rutulian/Italian
o Led by Turnus
- Muse
o Are consulted in the story
o Tells Virgil there would be a new founding of a new city
- Lavinia
o Princess of the area that will eventually become Augustus
- Camilla
o Female warrior that will be killed and honored like the men
- Venus
o Makes Dido fall in love with Aeneas
o Aeeas’s other
o Desperately trying to save son
- Vulcan
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