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Extended Similes of 'Th
e Aeneid'

Book 1 -



Arrival in
Carthage
Lines 148157: `As when disorder arises among the people of a great city and
A comparison is the common mob runs riot, wild passions finds weapons for
made between men's hands and torches and rocks start flying at…

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Book 2-



The Fall of
Troy
Lines 223224: `...he was raising horrible cries to heaven like the bellowing of
Laocoon's cries of a wounded bull shaking the ineffectual axe out of its neck as it
anguish are flees from the altar.'
compared to a
sacrificial bull.



Lines 304309: A `like…

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Lines 380383: 'like a man going through rough briers who steps on a snake
Trojans are described with all his weight without seeing it, and starts back in sudden
like snakes as they panic as it raises its wrath and puffs up its bluegreen neck:
defend.' that is how Androgeos…

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Book 4 -



Dido
Lines 6975: `.like a wounded doe which a shepherd hunting in the woods
A description of of Crete has caught off guard...and sticking in her side is the
Dido's wandering arrow that will bring her death.'
around the city mad
with love for
Aeneas

Lines 143150:…

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Lines 441447: God `Just as the north winds off the Alps vie with one another to
blocks Aeneas ears uproot the mighty oak...but it holds on to the rocks with roots
to Dido's appeals plunged as deep into the world below as it crown soars
like a tree which is…

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Book 7 -



War in
Latium
Lines 379385: `like a spinning top flying under the plaited whip when boys
The mad raging of are engrossed in their play...as swift as any top Amata ran
Amata is compared through the middle of the cities of the fierce Latian people.'
to a…

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Book 8 -



Aeneas in
Rome
Lines 2225: `like light flickering from water in bronze vessels as it is
Describing Aeneas' reflected from the sun or its image the moon, now flying far
thoughts as he and wide in all directions, now rising to strike the high coffers
watches the…

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Lines 97100: `It was like the murmuring of a storm when the first breeze is
Portraying the caught in a wood and the rustling rolls through the trees
either support or unseen, warning sailors that winds are on the way.'
dissent of the gods
to Juno's speech.

Lines 134138: `He…

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Lines 708716: `Like the wild boar...when the great beast is driven down
Another depiction of from the mountains with the dogs snapping at him, and his
Mezentius on the caught by the nets...and no one has the courage to clash with
battlefield. him or go near him, but they attack…

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Lines 510: `Just as a lion in the fields round Carthage, who does not
Describing the rage move into battle till he has received a great wound in his
of Turnus seeing the chest from the hunters... and opens his gory jaws to roar.'
Latin lines broken.
Lines 6770: 'As…

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