Aeneas- Good Roman, Bad Roman

In what respect is Aeneas a good Roman model of behaviour in book 2? In order to evaluate what type of character and how good of a Roman role model Aeneas was in book 2 of Aeneid and we must first establish what exactly a good Roman was. Augustus during his reign and redefined what…

Aeneid Book 5: A Smorgasbord of Emotions

How in book 5 does Virgil create scenarios of both joy and despair? Why is book 5 considered an antidote to the tragedy of book 4? Book 5 of the Aeneid is a direct mimesis of the funeral games held for Patroclus in the Iliad. Aeneas is demonstrating his filial duties by visiting his father’s,…