The Aeneid- Virgil Flashcards
Which of the gods is the staunchest enemy of Aeneas and the Trojans?
Who is the queen of Carthage, the city-state where Aeneas lands after the big storm in Book 1?
What was hidden inside the wooden belly of the horse left outside the Trojan gates?
Who does not die in the sack of Troy?
Aeneas's son, Ascanius
What prophecy does the Harpy issue?
That the Trojans will eat their own tables
Where does Anchises, Aeneas's father die?
Drepanum, in Sicily
Who breaks off the love affair between Aeneas and Dido?
Where does Aeneas last see Dido?
In the underworld
How do the young Trojan boys participate in the contests in Sicily?
They exhibit their horsemanship in a mock battle
Who sets fire to the Trojan fleet in Sicily, the first time the ships burn?
The women of Troy
What token must Aeneas carry to be admitted alive into the underworld?
A golden bough
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
Who does not oppose the marriage of Lavinia to Aeneas?
What symbolizes the beginning of battle for the Latins?
The opening of the Gates of War
How does Evander know Aeneas's father, Anchises?
Anchises visited Arcadia when Evander was young
Who makes the strong and beautiful new armour Aeneas wears into battle?
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
Who begs to be executed in place of his friend Euryalus?
Who kills Pallas?
How does Juno get Turnus away from battle and onto a ship?
She disguises herself as Aeneas and runs onto the ship
How long is the burial truce to which the two armies agree?
Which woman slays many Trojans in battle?
Who, besides Dido, commits suicide?
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
What counteracts Aeneas's impulse to spare Turnus's life?
He sees the belt that Turnus took from the dead Pallas
Why is Juno angry at the Trojans?
Because Paris didn't pronounce her the fairest
How is Anchises finally convinced to flee Troy?
He sees omens that indicate that he should leave
In Book 1, why does Neptune become angry at Aeolus?
Because Aeolus stirs up the waves, which are Neptune's territory
What are the names of the twin brothers, suckled at the breast of a wolf, who become the founders of Rome?
Romulus and Remes
How does Venus make Dido fall in love with Aeneas?
She sends Cupid, disguised as Ascanius
Why does Juno want Dido and Aeneas to marry?
Because then Aeneas's great city will be in Carthage
Why did Dido flee Phoenicia to found a new city, Carthage?
Because her brother killed her husband, Sychaeus
How does Aeneas resolve the footrace in Drepanum?
He gives everyone prizes
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
How does the story that Aeneas tells Dido end?
With Anchises's death?
Who convinces Dido to succumb to her love for Aeneas?
Where does King Priam die?`
On his altar
Who is the one Trojan who urges the others not to bring the wooden horse inside the gates?
Why do the Trojans finally decide to bring the horse inside the gates?
They are afraid of arousing Minerva's anger
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
Why does Anchises carry the household gods out of Troy?
Aeneas feels that he has been defiled by battle
What woman does Aeneas almost kill during the fall of Troy?
Why does the tree in Thrace drip dark blood when Aeneas tears off the branches
A Trojan warrior lies buried beneath it
Which land does Anchises wrongly believe to be the destined location of their great city?
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
Who is Aeneas's pilot?
How does Aeneas's pilot meet his end?
He falls overboard and is stain by the natives on the island he swims to
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
What mortal do Aeneas and his men meet on the island of the Cyclops?
Who are Scylla and Charybdis?
Sea monsters that Helenus warns Aeneas about
Aeneas and his fellow warriors have fled from what city which was besieged by the Greeks?
To whom did Virgil dedicate the Aeneid?
The Emperor Augusts
To whom does Aeneas tell his story of his flight from the war?
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
What does Dido do when her lover, Aeneas, leaves Carthage?
She commits suicide
What is the reward for the winner of the combat between Aeneas and the Turnus?
Marriage to Lavinia
What literary device is incorporated into the opening book of the Aeneid?
In media res
Which characters were with Aeneas when he fled his homeland?
His father, Anchises, and his son, Ascanius
Who is the king of Pallanteum, the site of the future Rome?
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."
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."
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."
Who tells Aeneas of his destiny to seek his ancient homeland?
The oracle of Apollo