Module 2 discussion 3 – the aeneid

This discussion continues the discussion of heroes, but also entails focus on how this epic illustrates Roman values and Roman achievement. Be sure to give extra attention to the historical background on Rome – and especially in the age of Vergil and Augustus.


Describe how Aeneas illustrates the values of Rome and societal expectations for behavior.  How do different episodes in Aeneas’ journey illustrate Roman ideals and also Roman superiority? 

Please cite specific episodes/speeches/actions from the story.

Minimum posts to qualify for full points:  1 initial and 2 replies in 3 different sessions.  1st post must be made by Wednesday!

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