More on  Virgil's relation to Homer and the Aeneid as a response to Homer. Virgil's sublimity: sunt lachrymae rerum and facile descensus Averni. Descents into the underworld in Homer, Virgil, and Dante.  The treacherous Sinon in Virgil and in the Inferno.  Self division ubiquitous and deep in Virgil, whereas only found in this mode in Achilles in Homer.  Three scenes of supplication from Aeneas's point of view as the one supplicated.

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