The Aeneid- Virgil Flashcards


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1

Which of the gods is the staunchest enemy of Aeneas and the Trojans?

Juno

2

Who is the queen of Carthage, the city-state where Aeneas lands after the big storm in Book 1?

Dido

3

What was hidden inside the wooden belly of the horse left outside the Trojan gates?

Greek warriors

4

Who does not die in the sack of Troy?

Aeneas's son, Ascanius

5

What prophecy does the Harpy issue?

That the Trojans will eat their own tables

6

Where does Anchises, Aeneas's father die?

Drepanum, in Sicily

7

Who breaks off the love affair between Aeneas and Dido?

Aeneas

8

Where does Aeneas last see Dido?

In the underworld

9

How do the young Trojan boys participate in the contests in Sicily?

They exhibit their horsemanship in a mock battle

10

Who sets fire to the Trojan fleet in Sicily, the first time the ships burn?

The women of Troy

11

What token must Aeneas carry to be admitted alive into the underworld?

A golden bough

12

When Aeneas lands in Latium, how does he know he has come to the right place?

The Trojans fulfill the Harpy's prediction by eating their "tables" of bread

13

Who does not oppose the marriage of Lavinia to Aeneas?

Latinus

14

What symbolizes the beginning of battle for the Latins?

The opening of the Gates of War

15

How does Evander know Aeneas's father, Anchises?

Anchises visited Arcadia when Evander was young

16

Who makes the strong and beautiful new armour Aeneas wears into battle?

Vulcan

17

Why do the Trojan ships turn into sea nymphs when Turnus tries to burn them?

Because they were built out of wood sacred to Cybele

18

Who begs to be executed in place of his friend Euryalus?

Nisus

19

Who kills Pallas?

Turnus

20

How does Juno get Turnus away from battle and onto a ship?

She disguises herself as Aeneas and runs onto the ship

21

How long is the burial truce to which the two armies agree?

12 days

22

Which woman slays many Trojans in battle?

Camilla

23

Who, besides Dido, commits suicide?

Amata

24

What request does Juno make as she finally gives into Aeneas's fated victory?

That Italy inherit the Latin's name and language and not the Trojans

25

What counteracts Aeneas's impulse to spare Turnus's life?

He sees the belt that Turnus took from the dead Pallas

26

Why is Juno angry at the Trojans?

Because Paris didn't pronounce her the fairest

27

How is Anchises finally convinced to flee Troy?

He sees omens that indicate that he should leave

28

In Book 1, why does Neptune become angry at Aeolus?

Because Aeolus stirs up the waves, which are Neptune's territory

29

What are the names of the twin brothers, suckled at the breast of a wolf, who become the founders of Rome?

Romulus and Remes

30

How does Venus make Dido fall in love with Aeneas?

She sends Cupid, disguised as Ascanius

31

Why does Juno want Dido and Aeneas to marry?

Because then Aeneas's great city will be in Carthage

32

Why did Dido flee Phoenicia to found a new city, Carthage?

Because her brother killed her husband, Sychaeus

33

How does Aeneas resolve the footrace in Drepanum?

He gives everyone prizes

34

How does Creusa convince Aeneas to flee Troy?

She tells him he must fulfill his destiny to found a city and take a royal bride

35

How does the story that Aeneas tells Dido end?

With Anchises's death?

36

Who convinces Dido to succumb to her love for Aeneas?

Anna

37

Where does King Priam die?`

On his altar

38

Who is the one Trojan who urges the others not to bring the wooden horse inside the gates?

Laocoon

39

Why do the Trojans finally decide to bring the horse inside the gates?

They are afraid of arousing Minerva's anger

40

Why does Aeneas waken in the middle of the night during the fall of Troy?

Hector's shade appears to him in a dream to warn him

41

Why does Anchises carry the household gods out of Troy?

Aeneas feels that he has been defiled by battle

42

What woman does Aeneas almost kill during the fall of Troy?

Helen

43

Why does the tree in Thrace drip dark blood when Aeneas tears off the branches

A Trojan warrior lies buried beneath it

44

Which land does Anchises wrongly believe to be the destined location of their great city?

Crete

45

What curse does Celaeno, leader of the Harpies, place on Aeneas and his men?

That they will not reach their destined land until they have experienced such hunger that they are forced to eat their own tables

46

Who is Aeneas's pilot?

Palinurus

47

How does Aeneas's pilot meet his end?

He falls overboard and is stain by the natives on the island he swims to

48

What is the omen that will tell Aeneas that he has indeed reached the land where he is destined to build his great city?

A white sow and thirty white sucklings

49

What mortal do Aeneas and his men meet on the island of the Cyclops?

Achaemenides

50

Who are Scylla and Charybdis?

Sea monsters that Helenus warns Aeneas about

51

Aeneas and his fellow warriors have fled from what city which was besieged by the Greeks?

Troy

52

To whom did Virgil dedicate the Aeneid?

The Emperor Augusts

53

To whom does Aeneas tell his story of his flight from the war?

Dido

54

What does Anchises show Aeneas in the underworld which is the main theme of the book?

The personages that will be integral to the future glory of Rome

55

What does Dido do when her lover, Aeneas, leaves Carthage?

She commits suicide

56

What is the reward for the winner of the combat between Aeneas and the Turnus?

Marriage to Lavinia

57

What literary device is incorporated into the opening book of the Aeneid?

In media res

58

Which characters were with Aeneas when he fled his homeland?

His father, Anchises, and his son, Ascanius

59

Who is the king of Pallanteum, the site of the future Rome?

Evander

60

Who said the following: "You'll report the news/ To Pelides, my father; don't forget/ My sad behaviour, the degeneracy/ Of Neoptolemus. Now die."

Pyrrhus

61

Who said the following: "Every man's last day is fixed./ Lifetimes are brief, and not to be regained,/ For all mankind. But by their deeds to make/ Their fame last: that is labor for the brave."

Jupiter

62

Who said the following: "What am I saying? Where am I? What madness/ Takes me out of myself? Dido, poor soul,/ Your evil doing has come home to you."

Dido

63

Who tells Aeneas of his destiny to seek his ancient homeland?

The oracle of Apollo