Book 8

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    • Aeneas is worried about the future of his men
      • the river Tiber Helps
        • he confirms that Latium is his destiny
        • tells him not to be intimidated by war
        • predicts a prophecy
          • he will find a sow with a litter of 30 piglets
            • Indicating that in 30 years Ascanius will found Alba longa
            • Sacrifices them to juno to overcome her angry threats
        • advises him to find allies
          • suggests the Arcadians
    • Pallanteum
      • Pallas greets them boldly
        • he's inexperienced and asks them too many questions
      • Arcandians performing yearly sacrifices to Hercules
        • Cacus
          • female monster
          • stole from Arcandians as well as killing them for food
          • Hercules managed to rip off the roof to her cave and strangle her
            • like Augustus he defeated the enemy
            • juno sent two snakes to kill him because he was Jupiters love child
              • as an infant he strangles them
          • Pre-enactment of Cleopatra and Mark Antony
            • foreigner
        • religious
      • asks for Evanders guest friendship
        • they've been driven by fate
          • convinced by the god of lemnos who appears in a dream
        • even though they're not greeks their fathers had a guest friendship
        • Evander thought highly of Priam, Achilles and Anchises
          • they gave him a quiver
          • warns him about Mezentius
            • would punish people by tieing them to dead bodies until they died
          • sends all of the troops that he can and bids neighbouring kingdoms to aswell
            • he asks that he takes Pallas and teaches him the arts of war
              • likened to 'a morning star, which venus loves
                • potential for a bright future
    • Evander talks about their golden age
      • Saturn sanctified the latin people
        • he brought about law and peace
      • similar to Romes Golden age 44bc- 38bc
        • bought about by Augustus
        • closing the gates of war
        • creation of Julian laws
    • Sacred Grove
      • where Rome will be founded
      • engages the reader
    • Armour
      • Venus is worried about Juno's interventions
        • wishes to protect him with a Devine armour
          • Similar to when Thetis begged Vulcan to make Achilles an armour
        • appeals to Vulcans sexual desires
          • he cant resist her and bursts into flames
      • made under mount etna
        • made by cyclopes
        • also making zeus' thunder
        • and Mars chariot
      • venus sends a flash of lightening and rumble of thunder to show that war is threatening
        • comes without a disguise
      • The shield
        • wold playing with twins
        • violent rape of sabines
          • kings put an end to conflict
          • sign treaty
        • cato administrating justice
        • Battle of Actium
          • 31bc
          • augustus leads his men against Mark Antony
            • gods favour him
              • grateful and build 300 shrines thoughout the city
        • responsible for romes future

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