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The Journey of Aeneas
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Iliad, Latins, Saturn, clarity, fate, Greek, disorder, Mars, warfare, destiny, heroic, Troy, Aeneas, chaotic, 19BC, virtues, mission, Roman
Aeneid
written between 29BC and         
tells the story of             , a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans
first half: journey from Troy to Italy (like the Odyssey)
second half: Trojans' victorious war upon the              (like the Iliad)
the text
"I sing of                and a man at war"
Virgil makes clear at the beginning that he is going to tell both an            and Odyssey-like story
instead of suggesting that muses use the bard as mouthpieces, Virgil says, "I am a human being and I am going to be doing the singing about this past"
uses the concept of         : no matter what you do, Aeneas will reach his destiny
           sense of fate was backward looking, links you to the past, e.g. Oedipus
           sense of fate was forward looking, more like our concept of destiny
the Aeneid is a story largely drawn out by large, tectonic forces pushing it forward
moves from sea coast of          to Italy to Lavinian Western shore, and "the Romans know he is talking about them"
Juno
ancient Roman goddess
protector of the state
daughter of              and sister of chief god Jupiter
mother of          and Vulcan
her Greek equivalent is Hera
patron goddess of Rome
Juno keeps holding back Aeneid's drive to his               , constantly retarding the progress
journey achieved with lots of pain and suffering
many people get torn up in the machine of this journey
friends push him forward and Juno pushes him back
his future is to build something: a city
build walls
make order out of something               
has laws that organize people
the enemy is                  and confusion
the friend is                and conciseness: will show the straight lines which show what it means to be Roman
building walls his something he is anchored to in his              expression
pietas
Aeneas is marked by pietas
duty, religiosity, religious behavior, loyalty
one of the chief                among ancient Romans
distinguishing virtue of the founding hero Aeneas
utterly devoted to his               
devoted to duty, more than Greek heroes
the divinities become angered with Aeneas
Myth, History, and Virgil
The Aeneid as Roman National Identity Narrative
The Journey of Aeneas
On Reading Vergil
Aeneid: The Odyssey with a Virgilian Twist
Aeneas, Laocoon, and the Trojan Horse
Disguised Odysseus Meets Eumaeus
Telemachus and Theoclymenus
Odysseus and Circe