Is the parade the most important aspect of the Funeral Games for Anchises in Book V?

The presentation shows all the evidence arguing that the parade that follows the other games in Book V is the most important - this is not necessarily true, we were just told to argue our case, although I do agree with the statement.

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Why is the parade the most important
aspect of the entire games?
Heritage and ancestry
`Then came the boys... resplendent in full view of
their parents'
`These three squadrons of young warriors was led
in triumph by a little Priam, the noble son of Polites
who bore the name of his grandfather'
`The Trojans feasted their eyes upon them, tracing
in their features the features of their distant
ancestors.'
`Ascanius has with him his troop of boys... tell him
to lead on his squadrons in honour of his…read more

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Why is the parade the most important aspect of
the entire games?
Relevance to Augustan Rome
The parade is often said to foreshadow the programmatic
function of the Ara Pacis which was built about five years
after the publication of the Aeneid and commissioned in
honor of Augustus's return to Rome from conquests in
Gaul and Hispania.
As the Trojans in book five murmur a hum of admiration
for Ascanius and the boys on horses, which represent
their future nation, so the Romans must have gushed in
reverence for the children carved on the Ara Pacis,…read more

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Why is the parade the most important
aspect of the entire games?
Full of culture, both Ancient and Roman
`They say there was a labyrinth once in the hills of
Crete... such was the pattern woven by the paths
of the sons of the Trojans.'
`The tradition of these manoeuvres and battles was
first renewed by Ascanius.'
`The Albans taught their sons to do as Ascanius
himself and the Trojans had done with him when
they were boys. In due course great Rome itself
received this tradition from Alba and preserved it.'
`The Trojans feasted their eyes upon them, tracing
in their features the features of their distant…read more

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Why is the parade the most important
aspect of the entire games?
The most popular of all the
events
`The people had all flooded in to the
circus.'
`After they had paraded happily on
horseback round the whole gathering
and shown themselves to their loved…read more

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