Study Guide for Vergil's Aeneid, Books 7-12

Why is the second half of the Aeneid called the maius opus (i.e., Vergil's greater work)?

Why do the Latins call for war against the Trojans?

Why can book eight be called the "most optimistic?"

How would the Romans have defined hospitality?

Explain the significance of the shield that Aeneas views.

Why might Lavinia be called a second Medea and a second Helen?

Do you think that Camilla is the opposite of Dido - why or why not?

Why does Aeneas say that Nisus and Euryalus are a fortunate pair?

Why does Aeneas kill Turnus?