The Aeniad

English / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
An analysis of the story of Aenias and a look at his character.

The author examines Virgil’s `The Aeniad` to show us how the trials and triumphs of Aeneas teach us important lessons about the broader society and culture of this time. The paper examines the character as well as looks at the wider implications of Aeneas’s character for the concept of the virtues required to be a good Roman.
“Aeneas is a mythical hero of both Troy and Rome, the son of the goddess Aphrodite and Anchises, a scion of the royal line at Troy, cousin to Hector (who is the eldest son of the Trojan King Priam and Queen Hecuba and the husband of Andromache – and a paragon of virtue himself in Homer’s Iliad in which he stands in for the ideal, virile warrior; we see in him Homer’s insistence that the ideal man should be a good son, a loving husband and father, and a trustworthy friend).”

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