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Virgil’s Aeneid
Characters <ul><li>Aeneas – The hero of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Dido – Queen of Carthage and Aeneas’s lover </li></ul>...
Gods <ul><li>Juno (Hera) – Enemy of Aeneas and his companions  </li></ul><ul><li>Venus (Aphrodite) – Mother and helper of ...
Book One - Storm <ul><li>Aneas and companions driven by storm </li></ul><ul><li>Land on the coast of North Africa </li></u...
Book Two – The sack of Troy <ul><li>The story of the sack of Troy </li></ul><ul><li>War between Greeks and Trojans over He...
Book Three - Journeys <ul><li>Aeneas describes how and his fellow exiles wandered the Mediterranean for seven years </li><...
Book Four – Dido and Aeneas <ul><li>Dido falls in love with Aeneas </li></ul><ul><li>Development of the romance </li></ul>...
Book Five - Sports <ul><li>Aeneas sails to Sicily where he holds a sports festival in honour of his dead father, and then ...
<ul><li>Aeneas descends into the underworld </li></ul><ul><li>He meets both his father and Dido </li></ul><ul><li>He is sh...
<ul><li>The Trojans fight numerous battles with the people of Italy and are finally victorious </li></ul>Books 7-12
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The aeneid

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The aeneid

  1. 1. Virgil’s Aeneid
  2. 2. Characters <ul><li>Aeneas – The hero of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Dido – Queen of Carthage and Aeneas’s lover </li></ul><ul><li>Anchises – Aeneas’ father </li></ul><ul><li>Aschates – Aneneas’ friend and constant companion </li></ul><ul><li>Creusa – Aeneas’ first wife </li></ul><ul><li>Iulus (Ascanius) – Aeneas’ son </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gods <ul><li>Juno (Hera) – Enemy of Aeneas and his companions </li></ul><ul><li>Venus (Aphrodite) – Mother and helper of Aeneas </li></ul><ul><li>Jupiter (Zues) – Father and most powerful of the gods </li></ul><ul><li>Neptune – God of the sea, usually friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Fate or the Fates (Moirae) – supernatural forces more powerful than the gods that cause events </li></ul>
  4. 4. Book One - Storm <ul><li>Aneas and companions driven by storm </li></ul><ul><li>Land on the coast of North Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Queen Dido of Carthage welcomes Aneneas </li></ul><ul><li>Aeneas begins to tell his story </li></ul>
  5. 5. Book Two – The sack of Troy <ul><li>The story of the sack of Troy </li></ul><ul><li>War between Greeks and Trojans over Helen </li></ul><ul><li>Wooden horse left outside walls by Greeks </li></ul><ul><li>City of Troy sacked </li></ul><ul><li>Aeneas escapes with his family </li></ul><ul><li>Aeneas’ wife dies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Book Three - Journeys <ul><li>Aeneas describes how and his fellow exiles wandered the Mediterranean for seven years </li></ul>
  7. 7. Book Four – Dido and Aeneas <ul><li>Dido falls in love with Aeneas </li></ul><ul><li>Development of the romance </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury reminds Aeneas of his destiny </li></ul><ul><li>Aeneas leaves Carthage and Dido to continue his quest </li></ul><ul><li>Dido kills herself </li></ul>
  8. 8. Book Five - Sports <ul><li>Aeneas sails to Sicily where he holds a sports festival in honour of his dead father, and then sails on to Italy </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Aeneas descends into the underworld </li></ul><ul><li>He meets both his father and Dido </li></ul><ul><li>He is shown the great destiny which awaits the Roman people </li></ul>Book Six – The Underworld
  10. 10. <ul><li>The Trojans fight numerous battles with the people of Italy and are finally victorious </li></ul>Books 7-12

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