Aeneas Heroic

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  • Aeneas (heroic)
    • Pietas
      • care for his people
        • wants peace
        • wants to battle T 1 on 1 to spare his people's lives
        • rally spirits / men rally to him for leadership
        • comradeship - 'loved his men, mourn to himslef'
        • shoots 7 stags & shares out wine B1
          • keeps boats hidden
        • weeps for the loss of Palinurus
      • values of Roman hero possessed by A making him heroic
      • epithet 'known for  my devotion' & 'dutiful'
      • 'a man famous for his piety'
      • pietas towards family
        • fights in Latium for son - doesn't want war
        • leaves Carthage unwillingly as duty to father & son
        • love for Creusa - risks his life to look for her
        • 'I bowed down & took up my burden'
        • visits An in underworld
        • 'I shall take [Anchises] on my shoulders'
      • respect for gods
        • immediately follows Mercury's orders & leaves C.
        • sacrifice to the gods of the underworld
        • follows Sibyl's orders  & prays to Apollo
          • promises to build a temple to Ap & Di and est. oracle there
        • orders father to take the Penates because he has not washed his hands from the fighting
          • 'I am fresh from all the fighting & killing & it is not right to hold them till I have washed in a running stream'
        • when he realises eating tables prophecy has come true he pours libations to Jupiter & An
        • sacrifices sow to Juno (B8) tries to appease her?
    • Battle
      • diplomacy
        • diplomacy towards Ev.
          • recognises importance of guest friendship & family ties
        • sends 100 men with olive branches to Latinus
        • successfully makes alliances with Etruscans & Arcadians
        • sticks to the treaty & does not fight - only looks for Turnus
        • sees P's baldric & kills T in duty to Ev.
      • battle prowess
        • excels in battle
          • catalogue of kills
        • killing Men. elevates A as a warrior
        • compared to dog-star (B10) as Achilles was
          • epic hero & brave warrior
        • divine armour from Venus & Vulcan
      • regret / remorse
        • carries out Mez's dying wishes
        • buries fallen men & weeps
        • regrets killing Lausus
          • made him think of his own father
      • homeric in B2 when overcome by furor
        • 'suddenly it seemed a noble thing to die in arms'
    • Pallas
      • role model to Pallas - 'let him...admire you from his early years'
      • A educates P on stars & his sufferings
      • furor as a result of his grief for P - avenge him as its his duty to Evander
      • P is a priority for A - weeps
      • is about to show T mercy before he sees P's baldric & is filled with furor
    • Other
      • Women
        • Venus heals his wounds
        • recognises his mother (B1) & receives help from her
          • golden bough
          • Dido background
        • pities Dido, weeps, tries to comfort her & feels guilty (B4)
        • leaves Dido to follow his duty but does love her & wants to console her & 'take her pain away'
        • weeps when he sees Creusa's ghost. tries to embrace her x3
      • oak tree simile (pietas & Dido)
      • allows Latins to keep their culture & customs
        • 'I shall not order Italians to obey Trojans, nor do I seek royal power for myself'
      • hated by Juno - elevates heroic prestige
      • elegant when addressing Dido
        • acts as bard; skill with words - Homeric

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