Significance of the Aeneas – Turnus Conflict

The conflict between Aeneas, the Trojan hero and leader and Turnus, the Rutulian Prince and the leader of all Italian forces against the invaders is given towards the conclusion of the epic. It is, therefore, very much significant in the total scheme of the epic. The Aeneid is not a personal epic about Aeneas but […]

Aeneas’ Visit to the Underworld

Virgil has described Aeneas’ visit to the underworld in Book VI of The Aeneid. It has been considered as the greatest achievement of Virgil’s imaginative and poetic powers. The episode is the keystone of the whole of The Aeneid and without this episode, the poem would break apart into the two separate incomplete and unconnected […]

Special Features of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Anglo-Saxon invaders, who came to Britain in the latter part of the 5th century A.D and eventually established their kingdom there, were the founders of English culture and English literature. The surviving Anglo-Saxon literature consists of two types of writing; the heroic poetry which bears the pictures of the pre-Christian heroic society of the […]

Distinctive Features of Anglo-Saxon Prose

The Anglo-Saxon invaders of Britain brought with them their old poetry, but there is no evidence of having possessed any literary prose tradition. The development of Old English prose does not, therefore, go back to the earlier Germanic origin, as the poetry does. It takes place wholly in England and largely as a result of […]

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