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"The Iliad" and "The Aeneid" - Comparison
A look at the similarities between Homer's "The Iliad" and Virgil's "The Aeneid."
# 122932 | 500 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman)

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This paper examines the parallels between Homer's "The Iliad" and Virgil's "The Aeneid.", The paper especially highlights the deaths of Hector and Turnus in battle, the intervention of the gods on behalf of the protagonists, and the conflict between the public and private realms.

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"There are a number of parallels between Homer's "The Iliad" and Virgil's "The Aeneid", among them similarities between the heroes Achilles and Aeneas and the warriors they conquer, Hector and Turnus. Both heroes slay their foes in battle. Aeneas kills Turnus and Achilles kills Hector. Another similarity is that the gods intervene in both battles, taking sides and assisting the warrior they favor. Minerva comes to Achilles' assistance appearing to Hector as Deiphobus and causing him to engage in the..."

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"The Iliad" and "The Aeneid" - Comparison (2008, December 01) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/the-iliad-and-the-aeneid-comparison-122932/

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""The Iliad" and "The Aeneid" - Comparison" 01 December 2008. Web. 18 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/the-iliad-and-the-aeneid-comparison-122932/>