Classics 210: Greek & Roman Classics in English 11/26
Aeneas goes to the underworld and learns everybody’s stories and what happened to them in the
Trojans very curious about Aeneas – why he came, etc.
Glimpse into Tartarus (the darkest part of the underworld for heroically awful people)
Goes to Elysium (where heroes of ancient days are) and meets his father.
Sea of forgetfulness (forget their old existence, reincarnated into new beings)
Aeneas wonders why anyone would leave the underworld. Stark difference to other heroes.
His father shows him the future Romans.
Lavinia engaged to be married to Turnus BUT there have been prophecies in the household.
o Swarm of bees = stranger will come to rule the city
o Lavinia’s hair set on fire = she will be married to a foreign husband
o Prophecy about eating tables
Picnic between Aeneas, Lavinia, & King Latinus.
King Latinus offers to let Lavinia (his daughter) marry Aneas.
Juno attempts to delay creation of Rome (add more pain and suffering)
Fight breaks outween between Trojans and Italians. Latinus, Amata, Lavinia, Turnus, Mzentius,
Camilla VS Aeneas, Ascanius, Evander, Pallas.
Aeneid mapping out territory, eager to get to work and build a future.
He marks out his military camp, very organized.
Juno sees what he is doing (imposing Roman infrastructure) Angry about it. She stirs up the