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Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. The Aeneid describes the adventures of Aeneas, the legendary Trojan hero who survived the fall of troy, sailed westward to Italy and founded Rome. During the time that Virgil wrote the Aeneid he incorporated all known Rome history up to his own time. The book is world renowned and also is said by many to be one of the best works ever.

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Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. The Aeneid describes the adventures of Aeneas, the legendary Trojan hero who survived the fall of troy, sailed westward to Italy and founded Rome. During the time that Virgil wrote the Aeneid he incorporated all known Rome history up to his own time. The book is world renowned and also is said by many to be one of the best works ever. More...

 
    Aeneas, Trojan Hero, Founding Rome
  Aeneas, Trojan Hero, Founding Rome
Aeneas was a Trojan hero, the son of the prince Anchises and the goddess Aphrodite. His father was the second cousin of King Priam of Troy. The journey of Aeneas from Troy (with help from Aphrodite), which led to the founding of the city Rome, is rec...
 
    Dido, 1st Queen of Carthage
  Dido, 1st Queen of Carthage
Dido was, according to ancient Greek and Roman sources, the founder and first Queen of Carthage (in modern-day Tunisia). She is best known from the account given by the Roman poet Virgil in his Aeneid. In some sources she is also known as Elissa....
 
    The Trojan War, Troy
  The Trojan War, Troy
In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy stole Helen from her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta. The war is among the most important events in Greek mythology and was narrat...
 
    Virgil, Roman Poet
  Virgil, Roman Poet
Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of mi...
 
    Troy, The Film
  Troy, The Film
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. - In the year 1193 B.C., Paris, a prince of Troy woos Helen, Queen of Sparta, away from her husband, Me...
 
       
 
         
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