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dc.contributor.authorKara, Can Tibet
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-30T13:15:15Z
dc.date.available2017-08-30T13:15:15Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73196
dc.description.abstractVenus oversees the physical movement that begins from Troy and ends in Italy; she thus secures the establishment of a new state in Italy, imperium sine fine. Venus is the ancestress of the line that stretches from Aeneas to Augustus, thus granting the princeps a divine and inherited responsibility to rule the Roman nation. With that said, Virgil by no means draws a perfect image of authority with Venus. The poet imagines her as irrational, fearsome, unfeeling, and destructive. She is scandalous with adultery. She is heedless of human suffering as she attends her imperial purpose. Such descriptions undermine Venus’ authority and reveal the need for other participants (such as Juno and Jupiter) in the imperial regime. Those who read Venus as a source of Augustan sovereignty must also acknowledge the ways in which the Aeneid measures the shortcomings of the goddess and limits her authority.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAugustan literatureen_US
dc.subjectAugustan historyen_US
dc.subjectAugustan politicsen_US
dc.subjectAugustan propagandaen_US
dc.subjectVirgilen_US
dc.subjectVergilen_US
dc.subjectThe Aeneiden_US
dc.subjectVenusen_US
dc.subjectRoman propandaen_US
dc.subjectRoman literatureen_US
dc.titleThe Unfeeling Tutelage of the State and Divine Authority in Virgil's Aeneiden_US
dc.date.defence2017-08-25
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Classicsen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorEli Diamonden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerLeona MacLeoden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerJack Mitchellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorPeter O'Brienen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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