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The Aeneid  By Virgil Written 19 B.C.E
Updated Sep 10, 2018
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The Aeneidis an epic poem written in 12 books and is modeled in part on the great Greek epic poems, on Homer's Iliadand Odyssey, and on Apollonius' Argonautica. The Iliaddescribes the exploits of Achilles and other Greek heroes in the Trojan War (the same war which forced Aeneas to leave Troy and is described in Book II of the Aeneid) whilst the Odysseydescribes how Ulysses (or Odysseus in Greek) wandered for many years, trying to return home after the Trojan War.

The first six books of the Aeneidparallel the Odyssey because they describe Aeneas' search for a home. Aeneas even stops in many of the same places that Odysseus did. There is an important difference, however, for whilst Odysseus was trying to return to his original home, Aeneas must find a new place in which to settle and make his home.

The second six books parallel the Iliad, for they describe the war in Italy just as the Iliaddescribes the Trojan War. Again, there are many parallels. For example, the Trojans are besieged inside their fort in Italy just as they were trapped inside Troy. But again there is an important difference, since the Iliaddescribes how the Trojans lost the war and Troy fell but in theAeneidthe Trojans win the war in Italy and get the chance to build a new city.

Virgil imitates many scenes from both the Iliadand theOdysseyin his epic, but he always changes them in significant ways so that they illustrate his own Roman themes. One of the most important differences between Homer's epics and the Aeneidis that it can be read as a patriotic poem whilst the Iliadand the Odysseyare poems about individuals and their adventures. Homer emphasizes heroes, not countries. But one of Virgil's main points is to show how Rome became the city it is, and to outline the virtues that make a good Roman citizen or leader, and in this way Virgil is far more moralistic in his approach than Homer. One example of this difference in attitude can be seen in the epithets applied by the poets to their respective heroes, for whilst Odysseus is 'poikilios "wily", Aeneas is frequently described as pius, "pious" or "righteous", which conveys a strong moral tone.

The Aeneidcan be viewed as being divided into three parts. The first four books take place with Dido in Carthage, including a flashback to the fall of Troy. The second four books (V-VIII) describe the Trojans' arrival in Italy and Aeneas' trip to the underworld where he sees the future of Rome. The last four books (IX-XII) describe the war in Italy and Aeneas' triumph over Turnus.

The books of the Aeneidcan also be considered in pairs. The odd-numbered books tend to be less dramatic (for example, Book III in which the Trojans' wanderings are described or Book V which contains the funeral games held for Anchises). The even-numbered books reach greater emotional peaks, for example, the death of Dido in Book IV, and Aeneas' vision of the future in Book VI.

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The Aeneid  By Virgil Written 19 B.C.E

The Aeneidis an epic poem written in 12 books and is modeled in part on the great Greek epic poems, on Homer's Iliadand Odyssey, and on Apollonius' Argonautica. The Iliaddescribes the exploits of Achilles and other Greek heroes in the Trojan War (the same war which forced Aeneas to leave Troy and is described in Book II of the Aeneid) whilst the Odysseydescribes how Ulysses (or Odysseus in Greek) wandered for many years, trying to return home after the Trojan War.

The first six books of the Aeneidparallel the Odyssey because they describe Aeneas' search for a home. Aeneas even stops in many of the same places that Odysseus did. There is an important difference, however, for whilst Odysseus was trying to return to his original home, Aeneas must find a new place in which to settle and make his home.

The second six books parallel the Iliad, for they describe the war in Italy just as the Iliaddescribes the Trojan War. Again, there are many parallels. For example, the Trojans are besieged inside their fort in Italy just as they were trapped inside Troy. But again there is an important difference, since the Iliaddescribes how the Trojans lost the war and Troy fell but in theAeneidthe Trojans win the war in Italy and get the chance to build a new city.

Virgil imitates many scenes from both the Iliadand theOdysseyin his epic, but he always changes them in significant ways so that they illustrate his own Roman themes. One of the most important differences between Homer's epics and the Aeneidis that it can be read as a patriotic poem whilst the Iliadand the Odysseyare poems about individuals and their adventures. Homer emphasizes heroes, not countries. But one of Virgil's main points is to show how Rome became the city it is, and to outline the virtues that make a good Roman citizen or leader, and in this way Virgil is far more moralistic in his approach than Homer. One example of this difference in attitude can be seen in the epithets applied by the poets to their respective heroes, for whilst Odysseus is 'poikilios "wily", Aeneas is frequently described as pius, "pious" or "righteous", which conveys a strong moral tone.

The Aeneidcan be viewed as being divided into three parts. The first four books take place with Dido in Carthage, including a flashback to the fall of Troy. The second four books (V-VIII) describe the Trojans' arrival in Italy and Aeneas' trip to the underworld where he sees the future of Rome. The last four books (IX-XII) describe the war in Italy and Aeneas' triumph over Turnus.

The books of the Aeneidcan also be considered in pairs. The odd-numbered books tend to be less dramatic (for example, Book III in which the Trojans' wanderings are described or Book V which contains the funeral games held for Anchises). The even-numbered books reach greater emotional peaks, for example, the death of Dido in Book IV, and Aeneas' vision of the future in Book VI.

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the-daffodil
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Stalingrad to Berlin: A Deserter's Story
Updated Jul 28, 2018
PG-13
1
259
0
War
Slash

The year is 1942. 22 year old Armin Schultz is sent off to war by his homeland Germany, which is under Nazi control. Forced to fight on the Eastern front, He ends up in Stalingrad. There, he begins to question his loyalty to the Third Reich, and with the complicated feelings about his sexuality and a sense of betrayal by his country and family; he decides to fight in the name of Nazi Germany no longer. With the help of a Soviet boy who doesn't have much left to lose, he deserts, and the two of them attempt a poorly thought out return to Schultz's home in Berlin.

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Stalingrad to Berlin: A Deserter's Story

The year is 1942. 22 year old Armin Schultz is sent off to war by his homeland Germany, which is under Nazi control. Forced to fight on the Eastern front, He ends up in Stalingrad. There, he begins to question his loyalty to the Third Reich, and with the complicated feelings about his sexuality and a sense of betrayal by his country and family; he decides to fight in the name of Nazi Germany no longer. With the help of a Soviet boy who doesn't have much left to lose, he deserts, and the two of them attempt a poorly thought out return to Schultz's home in Berlin.

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Elle Sherbert
3Mins Each
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Insignia: Initiative
Updated Jul 20, 2018
PG-13
2
315
0
Fantasy
Adventure

1930: As the neighboring countries of Gwendor fall to the mysterious general that leads the Lairvanian troops, the Prime Minister Felix Grisanti calls upon Adrian Levisque, a freshly graduated soldier to find the general's plans that were stolen by a woman the minister is rather wary of. Who is this woman? And why does she want those plans? 

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Insignia: Initiative

1930: As the neighboring countries of Gwendor fall to the mysterious general that leads the Lairvanian troops, the Prime Minister Felix Grisanti calls upon Adrian Levisque, a freshly graduated soldier to find the general's plans that were stolen by a woman the minister is rather wary of. Who is this woman? And why does she want those plans? 

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BrotherAlameen
6Mins Each
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The Antichrist, End of the Age and coming Tribulations.
Updated Apr 21, 2018
G Completed
4
904
3
Spiritual

I am writing this book so that whosoever reads and listens may understand the upcoming future events for whatever is yet to occur. Thus, I write this book not in my own account but in accordance with the Word of God in our Bible to tell you what is yet to occur in our coming times [The End of the Age] and the Millennia Reign. In this Book you will discover;

1. Ottoman Invasion and Jerusalem Conquest in 1948 and its Prophetic Significance from Scripture.

2. The Book of Daniel the Prophet fortelling the Messiahs first coming.

3. The Antichrist and who the Antichrist is?

4. Upcoming Events and beginning of Tribulation and how the Tribulations will take place.

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The Antichrist, End of the Age and coming Tribulations.

I am writing this book so that whosoever reads and listens may understand the upcoming future events for whatever is yet to occur. Thus, I write this book not in my own account but in accordance with the Word of God in our Bible to tell you what is yet to occur in our coming times [The End of the Age] and the Millennia Reign. In this Book you will discover;

1. Ottoman Invasion and Jerusalem Conquest in 1948 and its Prophetic Significance from Scripture.

2. The Book of Daniel the Prophet fortelling the Messiahs first coming.

3. The Antichrist and who the Antichrist is?

4. Upcoming Events and beginning of Tribulation and how the Tribulations will take place.

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sayedkassem
3Mins Each
1
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Royal Epidemic
Updated Aug 28, 2017
PG-13
0
330
0
Action
Suspense

Lord James is one of the most trust worthy and loyal men around the kingdom. He is a great fighter , fought in the Black Bay Battle , one of the greatest battles of all time , along with Sir Jaimie who is the King's Guard right now. One day , lord James was summoned by the King , King Charles II , he was asked to serve next Sir Jaimie as the second king's guard after many failed attempts of assassinating his majesty the king

I will post a new chapter Three/Four Days . Stay Tuned

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Royal Epidemic

Lord James is one of the most trust worthy and loyal men around the kingdom. He is a great fighter , fought in the Black Bay Battle , one of the greatest battles of all time , along with Sir Jaimie who is the King's Guard right now. One day , lord James was summoned by the King , King Charles II , he was asked to serve next Sir Jaimie as the second king's guard after many failed attempts of assassinating his majesty the king

I will post a new chapter Three/Four Days . Stay Tuned

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Davrielle
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Patience
Updated Oct 31, 2016
PG-13
1
917
3
Dark
Romance

The year is 1903. Millie Gray has an opportunity of a lifetime-- to work in a wealthy household in London, England. But when certain things happen that compromises her work and her social identity, she must make a choice between her heart and the life that she has learned to create for herself. 

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Romance
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Patience

The year is 1903. Millie Gray has an opportunity of a lifetime-- to work in a wealthy household in London, England. But when certain things happen that compromises her work and her social identity, she must make a choice between her heart and the life that she has learned to create for herself. 

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Sarah Louise
5Mins Each
2
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The Light of the Pale Moon
Updated Jul 31, 2016
G
3
906
0
Family

"You think it's hard to be a king? Try being a king's brother for  a day."

Philippe d'Orleans had lived in the shadow of his eldest brother for as long as he could remember.Suddenly elevated as the brother of the king at two years old, Philippe was taught and raised to always be second best to Louis, a king only two years his senior.

If it was hard to be the Sun King in seventeenth century France, it was even harder to be the boy behind the king, the child whose education was purposefully neglected in order to lessen the chances of him becoming rebellious, whose chances of any income were thwarted when he was made to pay the price for his uncle's rebelliousness, forcing him to rely upon the crown and the generosity of his brother for the remainder of his life. Forced to take second best to his brother, Philippe was the man who was not permitted to complain when the king bedded his wife, when the king exiled his lovers and when the king exiled him completely from government and politics.

If it was hard to be the Sun King, it was a thousand times harder to be his brother.

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The Light of the Pale Moon

"You think it's hard to be a king? Try being a king's brother for  a day."

Philippe d'Orleans had lived in the shadow of his eldest brother for as long as he could remember.Suddenly elevated as the brother of the king at two years old, Philippe was taught and raised to always be second best to Louis, a king only two years his senior.

If it was hard to be the Sun King in seventeenth century France, it was even harder to be the boy behind the king, the child whose education was purposefully neglected in order to lessen the chances of him becoming rebellious, whose chances of any income were thwarted when he was made to pay the price for his uncle's rebelliousness, forcing him to rely upon the crown and the generosity of his brother for the remainder of his life. Forced to take second best to his brother, Philippe was the man who was not permitted to complain when the king bedded his wife, when the king exiled his lovers and when the king exiled him completely from government and politics.

If it was hard to be the Sun King, it was a thousand times harder to be his brother.

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Sarah Louise
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The Hollow Crown
Updated May 30, 2016
G
1
2013
0

"For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed; some slain in war,Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd;All murder'd: for within the hollow crownThat rounds the mortal temples of a kingKeeps Death his court."- 'Richard II', William Shakespeare

Collection of shorts and one-shots based in medieval England.(Most have been entered in contests. They are published here to keep all my works together in one place.)

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The Hollow Crown

"For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed; some slain in war,Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd;All murder'd: for within the hollow crownThat rounds the mortal temples of a kingKeeps Death his court."- 'Richard II', William Shakespeare

Collection of shorts and one-shots based in medieval England.(Most have been entered in contests. They are published here to keep all my works together in one place.)

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Nicole Armas
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The Guns
Updated Nov 30, 2015
PG Completed
0
546
0
War
Dark

"The wave of khaki soldiers drove forward, half insane with terror, leaving the ground littered with the bodies of their kin in their wake.

Voices screamed in agony and pain, men cried for their loved ones, many prayed and many had no strength or courage to speak."

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The Guns

"The wave of khaki soldiers drove forward, half insane with terror, leaving the ground littered with the bodies of their kin in their wake.

Voices screamed in agony and pain, men cried for their loved ones, many prayed and many had no strength or courage to speak."

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Nicole Armas
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Behind the Door
Updated Oct 22, 2015
G Completed
6
760
12
Short Story

"For as long as I had worked at Carfax Manor the door at the end of the hall on the second floor of the west wing had always been closed. When I was first employed by the Carfax family, it was Mrs. Carfax who told me that I was not permitted to enter that room under any circumstance."

A servant of Carfax discovers a secret the family had been hiding for years.....

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Behind the Door

"For as long as I had worked at Carfax Manor the door at the end of the hall on the second floor of the west wing had always been closed. When I was first employed by the Carfax family, it was Mrs. Carfax who told me that I was not permitted to enter that room under any circumstance."

A servant of Carfax discovers a secret the family had been hiding for years.....

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Nicole Armas
5Mins Each
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The Sorrows of War
Updated Oct 21, 2015
PG-13 Completed
0
741
4
War
Dark

"When you get back to Canada you know there will be no one waiting for you. No banners. No brass bands. No cheering crowds. Not like there was in 1914. No, people will be tired of you. They'll shun you, hoping to get over with the war as quickly as possible."

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The Sorrows of War

"When you get back to Canada you know there will be no one waiting for you. No banners. No brass bands. No cheering crowds. Not like there was in 1914. No, people will be tired of you. They'll shun you, hoping to get over with the war as quickly as possible."

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Nicole Armas
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1
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The Simple Beliefs of a Simple Man
Updated May 16, 2015
G Completed
0
954
0
Angst
Tragedy

Through a letter, a former track layer writes about life building the rails. It was not an easy one and the former track layer paid for it, as did the others. After all, victories don't come without a price.

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Angst
Tragedy
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The Simple Beliefs of a Simple Man

Through a letter, a former track layer writes about life building the rails. It was not an easy one and the former track layer paid for it, as did the others. After all, victories don't come without a price.

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