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Section B: Virgil

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tum vero omne mihi visum considere in ignes 1
Ilium et ex imo verti Neptunia Troia:
ac veluti summis antiquam in montibus ornum
cum ferro accisam crebrisque bipennibus instant
eruere agricolae certatim, illa usque minatur 5
et tremefacta comam concusso vertice nutat,
vulneribus donec paulatim…

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6. (a) Who do you think guided Aeneas?

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(b) What two things happen because of this guidance?

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Passage 2
diverso interea miscentur moenia luctu, 1
et magis atque magis, quamquam secreta parentis
Anchisae domus arboribusque obtecta recessit,
clarescunt sonitus armorumque ingruit horror.
excutior somno et summi…

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9. What is insidiae (line 13) a reference to?

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10. Who owned the house that fell to ruins?

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11. Who is Deiphobus (line 13)?

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12. Who is Vulcan (line 14)?

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13. Who is Ucalegon (line 15)?

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14. Give two details about how Virgil makes…

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Passage 3

tempus erat quo prima quies mortalibus aegris 1
incipit et dono divum gratissima serpit.
in somnis, ecce, ante oculos maestissimus Hector
visus adesse mihi largosque effundere fletus,
raptatus bigis ut quondam, aterque cruento 5
pulvere perque pedes traiectus lora tumentes.
ei mihi, qualis erat, quantum mutatus ab illo…

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19. Give two details about the physical state of Hector.

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20. Give one detail about how Aeneas reacted to Hector's appearance.

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Passage 4

illam summa super labentem culmina tecti 1
cernimus Idaea claram se condere silva
signantemque vias tum longo limite sulcus
dat lucem et late circum…

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23. Who has sent the sidus (line 6)?

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24. Why does Aeneas propose to carry his father?

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25. Explain in detail what strange occurrence has just happened to Iulus.

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26. Explain the strange occurrence that happened to Iulus and the…

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27. What was the importance of Ceres (line 20) to the Romans?

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28. Why is Ceres described as desertae (line 20)? Give two possible explanations.

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29. Who is the coniunx (line 17) and what happens to her?

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30. Contrast the…

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32. Explain how Virgil includes the supernatural, and why he does so.

In your answer you may refer to the passages printed in this question paper, but you
should also refer to other parts of Aeneid 2 you have read.

Marks are…

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Passage 5

diverso interea miscentur moenia luctu, 1
et magis atque magis, quamquam secreta parentis
Anchisae domus arboribusque obtecta recessit,
clarescunt sonitus armorumque ingruit horror.
excutior somno et summi fastigia tecti 5
ascensu supero atque arrectis auribus asto:
in segetem…

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33. What supernatural experience has Aeneas just had while sleeping?

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34. Where was Aeneas sleeping?

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35. Who is Volcano mentioned in line 14, and what does he represent here?

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36. How does what the pastor, mentioned in line 11, sees relate to what Aeneas is…

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