All fell silent now I will attempt it



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Virgil Aeneid II
Read each of these passages and answer the questions


  1. All fell silent now….I will attempt it” (page 31)




  • To whom is Aeneas telling his story?

  • How does Virgil create sympathy for Aeneas in this extract?



  1. Broken by war….you’d still be standing now” (pages 31-33)




3. “But listen…too much to bear” (pages 33-36)




4. “We gave him his life….foliage all over the city” (pages 36-40)




  • Write a bullet-point summary of this extract

  • How does Virgil create sympathy for the Trojans?

5. “So now the sky rolled round…death in battle is a fine thing” (pages 40-43)




  • Write a bullet-point summary of this extract

  • How does Virgil create sympathy for the Trojans?

  • Which English poet expresses a similar sentiment to the last line?

There follows the description of fierce fighting in Troy: Aeneas sees many of his friends die and is determined to do anything to save the city.


6. “Right on the very threshold…a body without a name” (pages 49-53)


  • Write a bullet-point summary of this extract

  • How does Virgil use pathos to good effect in the story of Priam?

7. “Then first the full horror…we died unavenged this day!” (pages 53-57)




  • Write a bullet-point summary of this extract

8. “My sword was at my side…and my companion” (pages 57-59)




  • Write a bullet-point summary of this extract

  • How does Virgil show Aeneas to be a good leader at this point in the story?

9. “With these words……..a figure larger than life” (pages 59-61)




  • Write a bullet-point summary of this extract

  • How does Virgil create sympathy for Aeneas?

10. “As I roamed..…made for the mountains” (pages 61-62)




  • Write a bullet-point summary of this extract

  • How does Virgil create sympathy for the Trojans?

  • Write down what Creusa says about Aeneas’ future

  • Why might Dido be pleased to hear this?





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