Simply questions

Questions and Answers The Aeneid is described as a secondary epic for the purposes of differentiating from primary epics like the Iliad which is a Homeric poem. Usage of the words ‘secondary’ and ‘primitive’ are not value oriented but are used to indicate poetic characterization. While the original characters in the Iliad were oral and by extension improvisational, the characters found in the Aeneid were non oral and created through writing.
2. The role of catharsis is to develop feelings of fear and pity in both individuals and the society. Moreover, it also geared towards elimination of these feelings or emotions and be enlightened in order to better understand gods and men ways. On the other hand, ‘tragic flaw’ describes an error that occurs due to human frailty.
3. The attitude taken by Euripides towards women was sympathetic and considerate in that they were depicted as powerful and capable of doing anything irrespective of whether bad or good. Their course of action was directed by the society’s antagonism and whether they had clean conscience. This attitude was not a misogynist one because it was due to the depicted nature of women during that time.
4. Banaustic stereotype prescribed to artists in classical Greece is quite instrumental in that it forms an awkward subversive engagement which is unsettling with regards to issues related to gender and power. While it was favourable to men in epics, it was discriminating against women in the same genre.
5. St. Augustine’s chief complaint against the classical pagan world was the inability of Christians converted from the pagan world to embrace the concept of reality. This concept according to him was the ability to become incorporeal from corporeal. With regards to time, St. Augustine was of the view that ideals that differ in the past usually become historical realities after a passage of time.
Works Cited
Notes by Dr. Carton for Humanities 251 CRN

Back To Top