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This paper discusses "The Aeneid" by Virgil and the way in which the poetry illustrates that piety is advantageous.The text implies more pros than cons of using poetry as evidence to support religious ideas and conduct. The paper discusses the use of narrative epic poetry. It then discusses the way that in "The Aeneid" positive religious ideas and conduct do not exist in a vacuum, but are attached to a heroic character: Aeneas. The paper then discusses the poetic style, combined with the action to illustrate this point.
From the Paper:"Juno finally desists only when Jupiter points out, for the second time, that Aeneas is quite simply destined by fate to win, whatever her own wishes. Even more so than Turnus, Juno is angry, antagonistic, and defiant - toward a god greater and more important than herself, and toward mortals alike - qualities that are in the end symbolically defeated by the opposite qualities of piety; patience, and humility, as embodied by Aeneas."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Virgil. The Aeneid [full online text]. The Literature Page. 2005. Retrieved February 7, 2006, from: < http://www.literaturepage.com/read/virgil-aeneid.html>
Cite this Book Review:
"The Aeneid" (2007, January 30) Retrieved May 31, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-aeneid-91541/
""The Aeneid" " 30 January 2007. Web. 31 May. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-aeneid-91541/>