How does Aeneas present himself and his people in Book 2 of the Aeneid?
The second book of Virgil's Aeneid is the account of the sack of Troy from Aeneas' point of view. Since Aeneas is the narrator, the characterisation of him and his men is particularly interesting because it demonstrates the way in which Virgil intended his future founder of the Roman race to portray himself in the face of adversity. As a result Virgil is able to emphasise the bravery of the Trojans in contrast with the merciless Greeks, showing that although the ancestors of the Romans lost the war, they remained wholly courageous in spite of their unprecedented defeat; consequently show…
- How does Aeneas present himself and his people in Book 2 of the Aeneid?
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