The aeneid is a book about fate, about the gods, about religion, about hubris, about the greatness of rome aeneas is just a vehicle for this aeneas is just a vehicle for this to continue the metaphor, he is the accompaniment whilst the melody is played on the themes of the poem. Comparative analysis of the aeneid, odyssey, and iliad the iliad and the odyssey are two of the best greek epics written by homer despite their popularity, almost nothing is known about the author beyond the existence of his masterpieces. The remarkable resemblance between the underworld of homer's odyssey and that of virgil's aeneid reveals, upon closer examination, several important differences these adaptations and corrections by virgil of the homeric vision lend credence to the bloomian concept of influence, and show the many-faceted reactions of virgil to the burden of his eminent precursor. Odysseus and aeneas both visit the underworld in odysseus' case, in book xii of homer's odyssey, and in aeneas' case, in book vi of virgil's aeneid in discussing the differences between the two treatments of the underworld episodes, it is imporcant to first outline the similarities in the two.
The odyssey is a poem i hate to break it to you the stories are similar the odyssey is much longer and dragged out the aeneid is fairly concise - there is less fighting and more variation in what is written (most of virgil's poems were about farming. Dido is many readers' favorite characters in the aeneid, and with good reason it is clear that virgil spent a great amount of energy developing her character, and the extended description of her and aeneas's doomed love affair in book 4 represents one of virgil's significant innovations in the genre of epic poetry. The aeneid of virgil is closely related to the iliad and the odyssey in that it refers back to them frequently and uses similar ideas to make comment on the trojan war in virgil's aeneid, certain symbols refer to the actions of war, while others amplify the side stories within the epic.
The aeneid's main themes are those of conflict but also of the contrast between one's desires and one's duties as represented by the ideas of furor and pietas or piety. Chapter 3: homer, the odyssey and virgil, the aeneid this chapter is intended for readers who really liked the iliad and want to try either—or both—of the other great narrative poems of antiquity, homer's odyssey and virgil's aeneid. This paper examines how many of the elements of virgil's classic, aeneid, are extremely reminiscent of homer's odyssey and attempts to delineate some of the scenes, methods, and manners that virgil adapted from the odyssey in formulating the construction of his own classic, great, epic work. A comparison of the romance of jason and medea in the argonautica to that of aeneas and dido in the aeneid, and the treatment of the gods in both poems clearly indicate virgil's debt to apollonius like most romans, virgil was subject to the sway of greek culture and greek philosophy. The aeneid, on the other hand, simply ends as aeneas kills turnus--no tranquil aftermath, no wedding, no promise of a prosperous future the wedding and the great future have been promised, and we are meant to understand tht they happened, but the actual story ends very abruptly.
Running head: aeneid vs the iliad and the odyssey in conclusion, because virgil referenced the great epics of homer when writing aeneid, there are many similarities between his story and those of his inspiration. Compare and contrast the divine machinery of the odyssey and the aeneid the aeneid is a poem of fate, which acts as an ever-present determinant, and as such aeneas is entirely in the hands of destiny. Epics the aeneid and metamorphoses: a comparison both vergil and ovid imbedded underlying meanings in their epics the aeneid and metamorphoses in this paper i will focus on the underlying meaning in the underworld scene in vergil's the aeneid (lines 356 through 1199. The odyssey and the aeneid: a comparison greek and roman legends have always been very similar to each other for example, they have all the same gods and goddesses, but under different names - jupiter and zeus, mercury and hermes, diana and artemis.
1 dana spiegel [email protected] 5/19/98 21l001 the aeneid and the inferno: social evolution the afterlife as a residence for souls after death has long been a topic of discussion and debate. The description of the underworld-virgil's aeneid and homer's odyssey published by kzeitz at 1:13 am under uncategorized virgil's description of the underworld was a lot more detailed in the aeneid then the description that homer gave in the odyssey. Both the odyssey and the aeneid describe the journeys of the two greek heroes -odysseus and aeneas, as they struggle towards their goal through the crises and deadly situations caused by the wrath of the gods upon them. If you asked me to make a comparison between homer and virgil, i would probably say glory and idealism vs reality i'd like thinking of virgil as trying to convey a message to augustus and all the readers of the aeneid. ____ #1 odyssey and aeneid: comparison/contrast 1 who composed the odyssey 2 how many years after the trojan war was it composed 3.
In the aeneid, turnus' killing is necessary and justified it brings about the end of the war and ultimately clears the way for the birth of rome, but aeneas is not without loss he must give up his homeland and leave behind his love, dido, to fulfill his destiny. The aeneid is a myth poem written by the roman poet virgil that describes an origin story about how rome was founded it states that aeneas, son of aphrodite and anchises, fled troy while the greeks attacked and troy burned. Lattimore's versions of the iliaq and odyssey in this comparison of the eastern and western epics, i have relied mainly on the texts of the epics themselves.
All the three poems, the iliad, the odyssey and the aeneid are epic works the legacy is time tested and the work is considered great even after several centuries homer the blind poet made iliad and the odyssey with the central theme of story before and after the destruction of the troy. In the world of the aeneid, understanding art is a problematic endeavor that may in fact be impossible, but the contrast with the odyssey heightens a sense of sorrow and loss about this inability by suggesting that in worlds other than the aeneid's, this may not be the case. The iliad, the odyssey, and the aeneid are all similar epics in their adventures and their lessons throughout the literary works of the ancient world there are many reoccurring motifs such as: the role of the gods, the role of suffering, and the roll of fate.