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"The Iliad" and "The Aeneid": A Comparison
A comparison of Homer's "The Iliad" and Virgil's "The Aeneid".
# 120688 | 1,000 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Literature (Poetry)

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This paper compares and contrasts Homer's epic poem "The Iliad" with Virgil's epic poem "The Aeneid". The paper looks at how both deal with man's actions and the machinations of the gods.

From the Paper:

"Whereas Homer's epic poem titled "The Iliad" essentially describes the death of one civilization and its conquest by another, Virgil's "The Aeneid" celebrates the foundation of Rome by one of the heroes who survived the Trojan defeat. Both of these epics from the classical world are introduced with reference to the fact that they will sing or celebrate the actions of heroes. It will be argued herein that both of these works are presented by their authors in epic form..."

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"The Iliad" and "The Aeneid": A Comparison (2008, December 01) Retrieved May 08, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/the-iliad-and-the-aeneid-a-comparison-120688/

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""The Iliad" and "The Aeneid": A Comparison" 01 December 2008. Web. 08 May. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/the-iliad-and-the-aeneid-a-comparison-120688/>