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Aeneas

In Classical mythology, Aeneas is a Trojan hero, the son of the prince Anchises and the goddess Aphrodite. He fought valiantly during the Trojan War and was kept safe from harm by the gods.

After the fall of Troy, he led a group of survivors west and ultimately settled in Latium, a story told by Virgil in his epic poem Aeneid. His son Ascanius, also named Iulus, became the ancestor of the Roman family of the Julii, to which Julius Caesar and, through adoption, emperor Augustus belonged.

Virgil’s Aeneid

Virgil’s Aeneid

Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the epic poem Aeneid, composed by Rome’s greatest poet, Virgil.

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Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was inspired by a myriad of different world cultures. In her twentieth novel, Lavinia, she took as inspiration Virgil’s epic poem the Aeneid.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

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