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Perception and Power


Virgil. Aeneid


In Virgil’s Aeneid, the hero is epic enough but is importantly different enough from the tradition of the Greek epic hero to warrant investigation. At the crux of it is that Virgil utilizes a Roman approach to the Greek cosmos. Thus the hero reflects the political changes and moods of the times. This paper traces how Virgil’s use of language constructs this Roman vision of the Greek cosmos. In the end it suggests that humans in Virgil’s world have a greater task than they did before and that only the pious will survive.

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