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Suggestions for Further Reading

Cairns, Francis. Virgil’s Augustan Epic. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Camps, W. A. An Introduction to Virgil’s Aeneid. New York: Oxford University Press, 1969.

Commager, Steele, ed. Virgil: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1966.

Knox, Bernard. “Introduction.” The Aeneid. Robert Fagles, trans. New York: Penguin, 2006.

Putnam, Michael. Virgil’s Aeneid: Interpretation and Influence. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Quinn, Kenneth. Virgil’s Aeneid: A Critical Description. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1968.

Ross, David O. Virgil’s Aeneid: A Reader’s Guide. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Slavitt, David R. Virgil. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

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I've read the Oresteia.

by IAdorePhilosophy, August 29, 2014

I don't recall Orestes killing his betrothed's betrothed in the Oresteia. It focuses on him and his family.

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by ThatGuyOverThere1, October 03, 2014

Compared to The Odyssey and The Iliad, The Aeneid doesn't focus that much on Aeneas? It seems like most of the outcomes of the story are from other people, luck, or godly support. He was wanting to fight, and would've probably died with the rest of the Trojans if he wasn't reminded by Venus. Women attempt to burn down his ships, but downpour stops the flames. Aeneas seems to be more along for the ride than being a hero.


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