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The mythological account of Aeneas a Trojan prince was known and praised throughout late Roman history These adventures of Aeneas entitled The Aeneid were made part of historical record by Publius Vergilius Maro more commonly named Virgil Adler v The Aeneid his epic poem goes into detail regarding the very beginnings of Roman culture and how fugitive Trojans came to Italia as the progenitors of Romans For this reason it became the nationally appointed version of how the culture of Rome came to be Virgil died before finalizing The Aeneid which was assumed to have ended with a precursor city to Rome named Lavinium being founded and named by Aeneas He himself was noted as a great Roman hero the ancestor of all Romans including the mythological founders of Rome Romulus and Remus The Aeneid was written in order to induce pride in the Roman people To be discussed in the paper are both Aeneas adventures significance and how he is portrayed as a legendary Roman hero eventually even as an immortal figure Virgil the poet and creator of Aeneas representation in The Aeneid will also be an important point of discussion Chronologically the events discussed are between the end of the Trojan War ca 1184 BC and the end of Aeneas struggle to gain control of northern Italia While Romulus and Remus founded Rome itself Aeneas started the line of Roman ancestry and introduced Roman culture to ItaliaNot only does Aeneas represent a true Roman hero but he also represents what every Roman citizen is called to be Each Roman citizen must posses two major virtues he must remain pious and he must remain loyal to the Roman race In the poem Aeneas encompasses both of these virtues and must deal with both the rewards and costs of them In the poem Virgil says that all Romans ought to have two certain virtues these virtues are to be a pious Roman citizen and
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