World Literature to 1660
The Aeneid


Odyssey:Background on Troy
The Odyssey: Fantastic Voyage
The Odyssey: Penelope and the Suitors
Metamorphoses:Daphne and Apollo
Metamorphoses: Pygmalion and Galatea
The Aeneid

The Aeneid is Virgil's answer to Homer's Odyssey. The Aeneid establishes the great founding of Rome, tracing back the heritage to Aeneas, a prince of Troy and son of Venus (the Greek Aphrodite).

"Venus and Anchises" by Sir William Richmond
Venus bore Anchises a son, Aeneas, founder of Rome