History Literature / TheAeneid

5th Jun '16 8:20:32 AM Eievie
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->''"Arma virumque cano..."''
->''(I sing of arms and the man...)''

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->''"Arma virumque cano..."''
->''(I
cano…"\\
(I
sing of arms and the man...)''man…)''



''The Aeneid'' is an [[NarrativePoem epic poem]] written by the poet Publius Vergilius Maro - more commonly known as Creator/{{Virgil}}. It's considered one of the great forerunners of literature and many later works are deliberately based off the style Virgil used. Of course, Virgil himself was deliberately writing in the style of Creator/{{Homer}}, his literary hero, also basing his portrayal of certain characters off of stars of ''Literature/TheIliad'' or ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.

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''The Aeneid'' is an [[NarrativePoem epic poem]] written by the poet Publius Vergilius Maro - more Maro--more commonly known as Creator/{{Virgil}}. It's considered one of the great forerunners of literature and many later works are deliberately based off the style Virgil used. Of course, Virgil himself was deliberately writing in the style of Creator/{{Homer}}, his literary hero, also basing his portrayal of certain characters off of stars of ''Literature/TheIliad'' or ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.



* AerithAndBob: Amongst the exotic sounding Greek and Latin names, it may come as a surprise for some to also find names still used today like 'Anna' and 'Camilla'.

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* AerithAndBob: Amongst the exotic sounding Greek and Latin names, it may come as a surprise for some to also find names still used today like 'Anna' Anna and 'Camilla'.Camilla.



** Aeneas left Troy after an omen of impending doom - the death of Laocoön and his sons - and returned to Mt. Ida.

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** Aeneas left Troy after an omen of impending doom - the doom--the death of Laocoön and his sons - and sons--and returned to Mt. Ida.



-->'''Priam:''' How dare you make me witness my own son's death! You're no son of [[Literature/TheIliad Achilles]] -- he had respect for those begging for mercy!
-->'''Neoptolemus[[note]]a.k.a. Pyrrhus[[/note]]:''' You'll get to see my father yourself! Be sure to tell him how wicked his son is. Now die.

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-->'''Priam:''' How dare you make me witness my own son's death! You're no son of [[Literature/TheIliad Achilles]] -- he Achilles]]--he had respect for those begging for mercy!
-->'''Neoptolemus[[note]]a.
mercy!\\
'''Neoptolemus[[note]]a.
k.a. Pyrrhus[[/note]]:''' You'll get to see my father yourself! Be sure to tell him how wicked his son is. Now die.



* InMediasRes / HowWeGotHere: Books II and III are an extended flashback to the events of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar and the long period of wandering that followed it, leading up to the Trojans arrival in Carthage at the beginning of Book I.

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* InMediasRes / HowWeGotHere: InMediasRes[=/=]HowWeGotHere: Books II and III are an extended flashback to the events of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar and the long period of wandering that followed it, leading up to the Trojans arrival in Carthage at the beginning of Book I.



* LastOfHisKind: Aeneas and the other Trojans are part of a handful of survivors of their city-state after it was exterminated by the Greeks. ''The Aeneid'' definitely contributed to the idea of the surviving Trojans being the founders of other countries -- for example, several Medieval works had them as the founders of Britain.

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* LastOfHisKind: Aeneas and the other Trojans are part of a handful of survivors of their city-state after it was exterminated by the Greeks. ''The Aeneid'' definitely contributed to the idea of the surviving Trojans being the founders of other countries -- for countries--for example, several Medieval medieval works had them as the founders of Britain.



* ProphecyTwist: The Harpy Celaeno's prophecy that they will get so hungry that they'll eat their tables...which they do when they eat a meal served on big pieces of flatbread.

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* ProphecyTwist: The Harpy Celaeno's prophecy that they will get so hungry that they'll eat their tables... which they do when they eat a meal served on big pieces of flatbread.



* SwordOverHead: Subverted -- Aeneas almost decides to spare Turnus when he has him cornered at swordpoint, until he remembers how Turnus killed his friend.

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* SwordOverHead: Subverted -- Subverted. Aeneas almost decides to spare Turnus when he has him cornered at swordpoint, until he remembers how Turnus killed his friend.



* WeWillMeetAgain: Dido's LastWords are that hers and Aeneas' people will meet again in war -- Virgil's fictional cause of the Punic Wars.

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* WeWillMeetAgain: Dido's LastWords are that hers and Aeneas' people will meet again in war -- Virgil's war--Virgil's fictional cause of the Punic Wars.



--> '''Priam''': You pretend that Achilles was your father, but this is not how Achilles treated his enemy Priam.

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--> '''Priam''': -->'''Priam''': You pretend that Achilles was your father, but this is not how Achilles treated his enemy Priam.
10th May '16 9:00:35 AM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* {{Badass}}: It's a continuation of ''Literature/TheIliad'', so half the cast counts. Turnus, Camilla, Aeneas in the later chapters, and without a doubt, Mezentius, the Etruscan tyrant who comes to Turnus's aid. He's so badass he can ignore the gods, and still give Aeneas one of the best fights in the book.
** Even in the early books, Aeneas shows hints of his badass nature. When he goes hunting for dinner, he manages to take down ''seven deer'' with a bow and arrow.
** Diomedes, his name is constantly hinted throughout the book, and when it was revealed that he was in Italy, Aphrodite was worried he might try to kill Aeneas (a legitimate concern, since it took two gods to stop him). Luckily for Aeneas, he appears to be neutral.

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* %%* {{Badass}}: It's a continuation of ''Literature/TheIliad'', so half the cast counts. Turnus, Camilla, Aeneas in the later chapters, and without a doubt, Mezentius, the Etruscan tyrant who comes to Turnus's aid. He's so badass he can ignore the gods, and still give Aeneas one of the best fights in the book.
** %%** Even in the early books, Aeneas shows hints of his badass nature. When he goes hunting for dinner, he manages to take down ''seven deer'' with a bow and arrow.
** %%** Diomedes, his name is constantly hinted throughout the book, and when it was revealed that he was in Italy, Aphrodite was worried he might try to kill Aeneas (a legitimate concern, since it took two gods to stop him). Luckily for Aeneas, he appears to be neutral.
9th May '16 4:27:59 AM fbiuzz
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** Diomedes, his name is constantly hinted throughout the book, and when it was revealed that he was in Italy, Aphrodite was worried he might try to kill Aeneas (a legitimate concern, since it took two gods to stop him). Luckily for Aeneas, he appears to be neutral.



Hector said 'You're movin' your gods and peeps to Hesper!"\\

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Hector said 'You're movin' your gods and peeps to Hesper!"\\
Hesper!"\\
10th Dec '15 5:46:05 PM Mr.Phorcys
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%%** Pyrrhus to [[spoiler:King Priam]].

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%%** ** Pyrrhus to [[spoiler:King Priam]].
19th Nov '15 8:13:05 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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Muse, tell me a story all about how
A man's life got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
I'll sit right there
While you tell how he became the prince of a town called Hesper
In west Phrygius born and raised
Inside the walls was where he spent most of his days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And all throwing some javelins outside of the vestibule
When an army of Greeks who were up to no good
Started making trouble in his neighborhood
They got in one little fight and his mom got scared
Hector said 'You're movin' your gods and peeps to Hesper.

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Muse, tell me a story all about how
how\\
A man's life got flipped-turned upside down
down\\
And I'd like to take a minute
minute\\
I'll sit right there
there\\
While you tell how he became the prince of a town called Hesper
Hesper\\
In west Phrygius born and raised
raised\\
Inside the walls was where he spent most of his days
days\\
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
cool\\
And all throwing some javelins outside of the vestibule
vestibule\\
When an army of Greeks who were up to no good
good\\
Started making trouble in his neighborhood
neighborhood\\
They got in one little fight and his mom got scared
scared\\
Hector said 'You're movin' your gods and peeps to Hesper.
Hesper!"\\
19th Nov '15 8:07:11 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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Muse, tell me a story all about how
A man's life got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
I'll sit right there
While you tell how he became the prince of a town called Hesper
In west Phrygius born and raised
Inside the walls was where he spent most of his days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And all throwing some javelins outside of the vestibule
When an army of Greeks who were up to no good
Started making trouble in his neighborhood
They got in one little fight and his mom got scared
Hector said 'You're movin' your gods and peeps to Hesper.
7th Oct '15 7:52:58 PM JustCause
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* YouCantFightFate: Oh so much. Aeneas escapes Troy because his destiny is to build Rome, he breaks up with Dido because his destiny isn't in Carthage etc. Juno does her best to avert Aeneas' fate and fails miserably.

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* YouCantFightFate: Oh so much. Aeneas escapes Troy because his destiny is to build Rome, he breaks up with Dido because his destiny isn't in Carthage etc. Juno does her best to avert Aeneas' fate (she hooks up him up with Dido to distract him, supports the Rutuli, tries to kill him multiple times) and fails miserably.
7th Oct '15 7:49:23 PM JustCause
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%%* ActionGirl: Camilla of the Volsci.

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%%* * ActionGirl: Camilla of the Volsci.Volsci. Huntress and worshipper of Diana, she's one of the few female war leaders and warriors in the Aeneid. Even Dido got her kingdom through trickery rather than martial prowess.



** Aeneas is one of many many characters referred to with epithets. Juno is Saturnia, Dido is infelix Dido or miserrima Dido (referring to her destiny and doomed love) etc. Virgil is homaging Homer, who also refers to various heros and gods with epithets



%%* CurbStompBattle: Pyrrhus vs. Priam.
%%* {{Curse}}: Dido directs a rather epic one at Aeneas at the end of Book Four. It's several pages long.

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%%* * CurbStompBattle: Pyrrhus vs. Priam. \n%%* {{Curse}}: Dido directs Priam's a rather epic one at Aeneas at broken old man having suffered the end death of Book Four. It's several pages long.his numerous children and the downfall of his family and kingdom. His son being killed galvanizes him to fight but his spear bounces off Pyrrhus' shield and he's dragged to an altar and slaughtered.



%%* {{Flashback}}: Books II and III.

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%%* * {{Flashback}}: Books II and III.III is Aeneas telling the story of the fall of Troy to Dido.



%%* LikeFatherLikeSon: {{Averted}}, Priam explicitly condemns Pyrrhus as not being like Achilles.

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%%* * LikeFatherLikeSon: {{Averted}}, Priam explicitly condemns Pyrrhus as not being like Achilles.Achilles. Specifically, Achilles held some measure of honor and compassion by returning Hector's body. Pyrrhus just killed Polites in front of Priam.



%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: Dido.
%%* ToHellAndBack: Book VI.
%%* TrojanHorse: Book II.

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%%* * TemporaryLoveInterest: Dido.
%%*
Dido. Her love keeps Aeneas in Carthage and away from his destiny and so the gods send a messenger to remind him to continue his journey.
*
ToHellAndBack: Book VI.
%%*
VI. In a homage to TheOdyssey, Aeneas enters the underworld to talk to the ghost of his father.
*
TrojanHorse: Book II.II contains the beginning of the fall of Troy and shows the horse from the view of the Trojans.



%%* YouCantFightFate: What we would call an OverusedRunningGag.

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%%* * YouCantFightFate: What we would call an OverusedRunningGag.Oh so much. Aeneas escapes Troy because his destiny is to build Rome, he breaks up with Dido because his destiny isn't in Carthage etc. Juno does her best to avert Aeneas' fate and fails miserably.
5th Jun '15 11:20:23 PM LordGro
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''The Aeneid'' is a {{Continuation}} fic set after the end of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar, following the story of the Trojan hero Aeneas. [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Prophesied]] to found a city whose empire will cover the whole world and rule forever, he travels all over the known world [[CreatorProvincialism (i.e. the Mediterranean)]] trying to reach the fated place. After suffering many tragedies and getting kicked out of most places, he realises that the gods want him to go to Italy. When he gets there, however, he still doesn't have it easy: he has to pretty much conquer the whole area before he can settle down.

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''The Aeneid'' is a {{Continuation}} fic {{continuation}} set after the end of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar, following the story of the Trojan hero Aeneas. [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Prophesied]] to found a city whose empire will cover the whole world and rule forever, he travels all over the known world [[CreatorProvincialism (i.e. the Mediterranean)]] trying to reach the fated place. After suffering many tragedies and getting kicked out of most places, he realises that the gods want him to go to Italy. When he gets there, however, he still doesn't have it easy: he has to pretty much conquer the whole area before he can settle down.
5th Jun '15 3:43:13 PM Smeagol17
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''The Aeneid'' is a {{Continuation}} fic set AfterTheEnd of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar, following the story of the Trojan hero Aeneas. [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Prophesied]] to found a city whose empire will cover the whole world and rule forever, he travels all over the known world [[CreatorProvincialism (i.e. the Mediterranean)]] trying to reach the fated place. After suffering many tragedies and getting kicked out of most places, he realises that the gods want him to go to Italy. When he gets there, however, he still doesn't have it easy: he has to pretty much conquer the whole area before he can settle down.

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''The Aeneid'' is a {{Continuation}} fic set AfterTheEnd after the end of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar, following the story of the Trojan hero Aeneas. [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Prophesied]] to found a city whose empire will cover the whole world and rule forever, he travels all over the known world [[CreatorProvincialism (i.e. the Mediterranean)]] trying to reach the fated place. After suffering many tragedies and getting kicked out of most places, he realises that the gods want him to go to Italy. When he gets there, however, he still doesn't have it easy: he has to pretty much conquer the whole area before he can settle down.
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