CliffsNotes on Virgil's Aeneid

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Aeneid takes you on the journey of a band of survivors who leave their destroyed city to seek another home in a faraway country. Woven from myth and ...

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Overview

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Aeneid takes you on the journey of a band of survivors who leave their destroyed city to seek another home in a faraway country. Woven from myth and legend, the story is about rebirth, about life springing forth from ruin and death.

This study guide will help navigate the voyages of the Trojans and uncover their significance in Virgil's time and today. You'll also gain insight into the life and cultural background of the author. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764586804
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/29/2000
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 505,543
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard McDougall was an educator and commentator on the Classics.

SUZANNE PAVLOS taught high school English and reading. She is currently a freelance writer and editor.

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Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Poet.

Introduction to the Poem.

Critical Commentaries.

Books I - XII.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

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