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1. Show how the plot of The Aeneid is structurally a well-knit whole despite several seeming digressions.
2. Discuss Aeneas as a true epic hero as well as a convincing human being.
3. Bring out the effects of the epic devices used by Virgil in The Aeneid.
4. Evaluate The Aeneid as transcending above the epic struggle
of an individual to become a national epic of Rome.
6. To what extent has Virgil succeeded in characterizing the personages in The Aeneid realistically or do they remain mere ideas and abstractions?
7. How has Virgil represented the conflict in The Aeneid? Does it have a single conflict or are there a series of conflicts leading to a final resolution?
8. Medieval readers of The Aeneid were repelled by its worldview while being enamoured by the story line. Justify this view with examples.
9. Given the character of Aeneas to what extent would he have succeeded in leading his refuges in the world today?
10. “The Dido-Aeneas story and the Nisus Euryalus episode show
Virgil as the master of narration.” Discuss. 11. Decipher Virgils’ worldview as emerging from Books I-VI.
12. “The first six books of the Aeneid are a miniature Odyssey while the last six reflect the Iliad.” Justify.