Introduction to Virgil’s Aeneid

Today we stared looking at Virgil’s Aeneid. As we’ve discussed, this is essentially Roman fan fictions of the Greek Poet Homer’s Odyssey.  It follows the story of Aeneas, the last survivor of the fall of Troy.  After Odysseus and his buddies sacked Troy, Aeneas escaped.  The Aeneid his story.  He’ll have many adventures and will eventually become one of the founders of Rome.

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For homework, please read the following sections at the end Book IV

  • “Dido’s Curse”
  • “The Death of Dido”

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After reading the selection retell this selection in the 1st person from either the perspective of either Dido or Aeneas

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