Design a site like this with
Get started

Roman Epics XX: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 11, or It’s Funeral Time!

It’s truce time! At least for a bit. Until it’s not. And once it’s not? It’s really not truce time anymore.

Discussion Prompts

  1. AP Credit: Compare/contrast the funerals described in this book with those described in the Iliad.
  2. What do you think happens on Olympus after Apollo helps Arruns kill Diana’s beloved Camilla?
  3. Why is it important that Turnus asks Diomedes for help? And why is it important that Diomedes says no? How do you think this story would be different if Diomedes had said yes?
  4. What does this book tell us about death and mourning?
  5. What does this book have to say about women and their role in society?

Published by Triumvir Clio

I have a BA in History and Classical Civilization from Loyola University Chicago and an MPH from Western Michigan University. I've been a geometry teacher, a religion teacher, a writing tutor. I'm a writer, a knitter, a dancer, a singer, an actor. And, yes, for fun I like to reread everything that was assigned while getting my classics degree.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: