Aeneas A Trojan hero
Hook Greek mythology is the body of myths and legends belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. You are studying about mythology, so do you know what is Greek mythology?
Hook (Cont.) Some of story of mythology are about the Trojan War. Aeneas was a great Trojan leader and one of a few Trojans who were not killed in the battle of Troy.
Names *Greek name - Aineias, derived from Greek aine meaning “to praise.” (Campbell N/A) *Roman name – not available
Thesis Aeneas was in Greek- Roman mythology, a great Trojan hero, the son of the prince Anchises and the goddess Aphrodite. Let’s learn more information about him.
Known for *Fought with great valor in the Trojan War. (Zimmerman 9). *Aeneas was one of the Trojan War leaders, the next great warrior after Hector. (Aeneas 12) The Trojan war – Duel of Diomedes & Aeneas
Known for (Cont.) *He became the founder of the Roman race. (Zimmerman 9)
Known for (Cont.) The goddess Venus cured Aeneas in the war *The gods protected him during the fighting, rescuing him from such powerful adversaries. (McLeish, 12) Aphrodite, Aeneas’s mother rescued him when he was wounded by Diomedes.
Birth Myth *He was born on Mount Ida and grew up in Dardania, a region of Greece. (Gall 26) Mount Ida
Birth Myth (Cont.) • *Cared for by a nymph of Mount Ida and educated by Chiron the centaur. (Zimmerman 9) • *Mountain nymphs raised Aeneas until he was 5 years old, when he was sent to live with his father. (Aeneas 12) Chiron the centaur
Aeneas and Dido • *Aeneas fell in love with Dido, queen and founder of Carthage.(Wilkinso 74) The meeting of Aeneas and Dido
Aeneas and Dido (Cont.) • *He wanted to stay with Dido, but the gods told him that it was his fate and duty to go to Italy. He sailed north, leaving Dido behind.( Wilkinso 74) Aeneas tells Dido of his plans to leave Carthage.
Aeneas and Dido (Cont.) • *Underworld, Aeneas saw the ghost of Dido, but she turned away and would not speak to him. (Aeneas 14) *Dido was broken when Aeneas left her. In despair, she decided to kill herself.(Wilkinso 74) Dido kills herself in grief
Aeneas’s story in the Fall of Troy • *The ghost of Hector, a dead Trojan hero, came to him in the night and told him to lead his people from the doomed city of Troy. (Wolfson 55) The ghost of Hector warned Aeneas
Aeneas’s story in the Fall of Troy (Cont.) • Aeneas grabbed his sword and dashed out into the flames. He had no plan of battle, only rage and a fierce hunger for revenge. (Schomp 35)
Aeneas’s story in the Fall of Troy (Cont.) • *Men and women, young and old, the wretched band of Trojans placed themselves under his command. (Schomp 38) • *Aeneas reached the palace. He watched helplessly as the Greeks smashed in the doors and murdered the noble old king. ( Schomp 36)
Aeneas’s story in the Fall of Troy (Cont.) • *Aeneas rescues his aged father, as his wife and son looked on. (Schomp 37)
Relationships • *Mother was Aphrodite, the goddess of love. (Gall 32) • *His father was Anchises, a member of royal family of Troy. (Aeneas 12)
Relationships (Cont.) • *Married Lavinia, daughter of Latinus. (Zimmerman 9) • *Aeneas married Creusa, one of Priam’s daughters. (Aeneas 12) Lavinia at the Altar
Relationships (Cont.) • *Son was Iulus (Ascanius), ancestor of the Julian clan to which Julius Caesar belonged. (Gall 32). • *After Aeneas’s death, his son Ascanius ruled Lavinium and founded a second city called Alba Longa, which became the capital of the Trojan- Latin people. (Aeneas 14)
Relationships (Cont.) • *Enemies - During one of the bloodiest battles of the Trojan War, Aeneas fought one on one with the Greek hero Diomedes. (Gall 26)
Relationships (Cont.) • *Friends - Some of the most powerful gods, including Apollo, Poseidon and Aphrodite, Aeneas’s mother gave him their protection. ( Aeneas 12) Apollo Poseidon
Modern day relevance • *The Aeneid epic, a long narrative poem in a lofty style about the exploits of a hero. In The Aeneid, that hero is Aeneas, a Trojan destined to found a new civilization. ( The Aeneid N/A)
Modern day relevance (Cont.) • *Aeneas appears as a character in the Iliad, the epic by Greek poet Homer that tells the story of the Trojan War. (Aeneas 12)
Symbol • *Aeneas was often called “the pious” because of his respect for the Gods and his obedience to their commands. (Aeneas 12) • *The Trojan hearth Gods: Aeneas gathers them up along with his family when he departs from his devastated home.( Wikia N/A)
Symbol (Cont.) • *To the Romans, Aeneas represented heroism, as well as the drive to create a society that would be as good as or even better than that of the Greeks. ( Aeneas 16) • *Aeneas represented everything that Romans considered noble in human nature, he appears very real and people easily identify with him. (Wolfson 92)
Conclusion *Aeneas was a greatest leader in the Trojan War after Hector, a founder of Rome. He fought with great courage in Troy. His favorite stories are the story with Dido and the fall of Troy.
Work Cited “Abyla to Atalanta.” Greek & Roman Mythology. Timothy and Susan Gall. Vol.1. Ohio: East word Publications Development, 2006. 26-31. Print. “Aeneas.” U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology. Vol. 1. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 11-16. Gale Virtual Reference Library.Web.7 Oct. 2011 <http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/curtishs/> Campbell, Mike. “Aeneas.” Behind the name. 1996.Web. 11 Oct 2011 <http://behindthename.com/name/aeneas>. Cummings, Michael J. “The Aeneid.” Cummings Study Guides. 2003. Web. 11 Oct 2011.<http://cummingsstudyguides.net/Guides2/Aeneid.html> McLeish, Kenneth. “Myth.” Myths and Legends of the World Explored. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1996. 11-13. Print.
Work Cited (Cont.) Schomp, Virginia. The Ancient Romans. New York: Michelle Bisson, 2009. 35-38. Print. Wikia. “The Aeneid.” Symbolism Wiki. Web. 11 Oct 2011 <http://symbolism.wikia.com/wiki/The_Aeneid> Wilkinso, Philip, et al. Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology. First American edition. London:Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1998. 74. Print. Wolfson, Evelym. Roman Mythology. United States of America: Library of CongressCataloging, 2002. 55, 69-71, 74, 90, 92. Print. Zimmerman, J.E. Dictionary of Classical Mythology. 2nd ed. New York: J.E. Zimmerman, 1964. 9. Print.
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