Record Number : 103748 of 13452

Title : SparkNotes : the Aeneid

Description :
This online study guide to Virgil's epic poem, the Aeneid, is one of a series of study guides created for students on the website SparkNotes.com. The following features are included: a summary of the poem's historical context; an overview of the complete plot; a brief list summarising the main characters (including gods as well as mortals); more detailed analysis of the major characters (focusing on Aeneas, Dido and Turnus); a discussion of key themes, motifs and symbols. There is also a more in-depth book-by-book plot summary, accompanied by critical analysis. Several important quotations from the poem are given (in English translation) and analysed in more depth. The site also provides a list of suggested study/essay questions, with sample answers, along with a multiple-choice quiz and suggestions for further reading. The site will be of use to those studying the Aeneid for the first time.

URL : http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/aeneid/

Uncontrolled Keywords : epic poetry; Latin poetry; Aeneas; Aeneid

Controlled Keywords : ; pi7480;

Language : eng;

Period : 750 - 1 BCE; 1 BCE - 500 CE

Geographic Name : Europe

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