Who is Pyrrhus in the Aeneid?


Who is Pyrrhus in the Aeneid?

The Iliad:

Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid are closely connected. Achilles, the hero of the Iliad, is also a character in the Aeneid, particularly in Book Two when Aeneas describes the ruin of Troy.

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Pyrrhus is Achilles' son. He arrives in Troy near the end of the Trojan War and in the Aeneid he is responsible for killing Priam, the King of Troy....

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The Aeneid by Virgil


Chapter 7 / Lesson 3

Virgil was a Roman poet whose poem, ''The Aeneid,'' continues to be renowned centuries after it was published. Discover the literary nuances of the poem, its purpose in outlining a new epic for a new age, and its depiction of Rome's glorious destiny. Meet the poem's dynamic cast of characters, including the hero Aeneas, Dido Queen of Carthage, wrathful Juno, and omnipotent Jupiter while traveling across the Mediterranean and through the Underworld.

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