THE AENEID: LITERARY BACKGROUND

Vergil & Homer

"Primary" vs. "Secondary" Epic

General Conventions

Homer, Odyssey -> Bks. I-VI Homer, Iliad -> Bks VII-XII Other influences

Apollonius of Rhodes (3d c.), Argonautica

Naevius (c. 210), Punic War Ennius (d. 168), Annals


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