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Introducing Virgil’s Aeneid
Introducing Virgil’s Aeneid

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course you should have:

  • gained a deeper understanding of ‘epic poetry’ in the ancient world

  • explored the Aeneid’s central themes, in particular Roman values

  • read in detail some passages of the Aeneid and investigated how Virgil uses language to enhance the impact of the poem

  • considered some issues involved in reading poetry which was originally written in a different language.