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The Aeneid

The Aeneid

by Virgil

The Aeneid: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. It seems like every five minutes we’re being reminded that the Trojans are going to found a new city in Italy. Which theme is this? -> Hospitality
2. Virgil wrote the Aeneid during a period when which territory had just experienced significant expansion? -> Roman
3. The Aeneid is deeply respectful of _____ -> Free Will
4. The second half is mostly about -> War
5. Some of the Aeneid’s main drama arises from conflicts between Aeneas’s sense of duty and ______. -> Personal desires

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