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Tre studier i Vergilius' Aeneid: Ideologi och litterär påverkan i skildringen av Neptunus, Aeolus, Aeneas och Iulus

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Show simple item record Sandin, Pär eng 2010-08-12T12:33:53Z 2010-08-12T12:33:53Z 2010-08-12T12:33:53Z
dc.description.abstract (1) In Aen. 1.50-156, Aeolus, king of winds, enforces his will by imperium, vincla ('fetters') and carcer ('imprisonment'), but his vanquisher, Neptune, lord of the sea, by dictis ('words'), hence relying on natural authority (auctoritas). This is the central theme of Augustan propaganda, which portrayed Augustus as a statesman in the old Roman tradition in contrast to the oriental despotism of Mark Antony. (2) The development of the character of Aeneas in the Aeneid is related to the polar structure of the work, where the first, “Odyssean” half represents the stereotypical “Easternness” of the Trojan Aeneas. Aeneas’ first appearance is modelled on the Persian Xerxes’ appearance in Aeschylus Persians 908–16 and the conduct of Aeneas throughout the first half of the Aeneid is burdened by “oriental vices” such as emotional conduct (crying) and luxuria (the Dido episode). In the second, “Iliadic” half, Aeneas hardly ever cries, except barely (inlacrimans) at the funeral of Pallas. His sense of duty and martial conduct is clearly “Roman”. The duality of the work may be expressed by polar opposites such as Odysseus (1–6) – Achilles (7–12); Nostalgia (1–6) – Assurance (7–12); Wandering (1–6) – Homecoming (7–12); East (1–6) – West (7–12); luxuria, vanitas (1–6) – bellum, feritas (7–12); egotism (1–6) – duty (7–12); emotionalism (1–6) – restraint (7–12); Antony (1–6) – Augustus (7–12). (3) The depiction of Iulus in the Aeneid my be modelled on the young Cyrus in Xenophon’s Cyropaedia. en
dc.language.iso swe en
dc.relation.haspart Part 1: Aeolus och Neptunus. A version of part 1 has been published: <a href="" target="blank"></a>
dc.relation.haspart Part 2: Öst och Väst
dc.relation.haspart Part 3: Iulus och Kyros
dc.rights Copyright the Author. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Virgil en
dc.subject Roman ideology en
dc.subject Aeneid en
dc.subject Orientalism en
dc.title Tre studier i Vergilius' Aeneid: Ideologi och litterär påverkan i skildringen av Neptunus, Aeolus, Aeneas och Iulus en
dc.type Student paper eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Klassisk filologi: 032 en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Litteraturvitenskapelige fag: 040::Klassisk litteratur: 054 en
dc.rightsHolder The Author. en

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