• Background Topics

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• Latin Readings with Background Topics by Weeks (I-X)


I.
Aeneid I: Prologue: 1-33
Aeneid I: Juno and Aeolus: 34-80
Aeneid I: Venus' Complaint: 229-253
Dactylic Hexameter Verse
II.
Aeneid I: Jupiter’s Prophecy: 257-296
Aeneid I: The Temple of Juno : 459-493
Aeneid I: Aeneas Appears to Dido: 586-612
Epic Style: (simile, catalogue, prologue)
III.
Aeneid II: Aeneas Begins: 1-13
Aeneid II: Laocoon 199-233
Aeneid II: Hector: 267-296
The Gens Iulia: Aeneas and Augustus
IV.
Aeneid II: Priam: 505-558
Aeneid II: Creusa: 768-795
Aeneid II: Sunrise 796-804
The End of the Roman ResPublica
V.
Aeneid IV: Dido and Anna: 1-30; 54-85
Aeneid IV: The Hunt: 129-150
Aeneid IV: Mercury Appears: 260-278
Aeneid III: Abortive Foundation
VI.
Aeneid IV: Dido and Aeneas Part: Three Speeches: 296-392
Tripartite Structure in the Aeneid

VII:
Aeneid VI: Sibyl: 77- 96
Aeneid VI: Prayer and Vestibulum: 264-280
Aeneid VI: Charon: 295-330; 384-416
The Symbols of Auctoritas

VIII.
Aeneid VI: Dido: 426-476
Aeneid VI: Deiphobus: 494-512; 535-547
Aeneid VI: The Gates: 893-901
Vergil’s Contemporaries

IX.
Aeneid VIII: The Presentation of the Shield: 608-641
Aeneid VIII: The Battle of Actium: 671-731
The Shield of Achilles (Iliad xviii)
X.
Aeneid X: The Death of Pallas: 439-497:
Aeneid XII: The Death of Turnus: 930-952
Some Vergilian Receptions