Compare & Contrast The Aeneid by Virgil

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Legendary Period: Aeneas and the Trojans are only one of the many peoples who legend records as being driven from their homes in this period. Men, women, and children, bringing with them only the possessions they can carry, search desperately for some haven where they can restart their lives. They often meet with serious resistance from the Inhabitants of places where they come ashore.

Late twentieth century: Recent history is full of instances of people being driven from their homes by war. Often reduced to poverty, few find their integration into other societies easy or even peaceful

First century BC: There is enormous interest in poetry among the hterate.The Roman tradition of patronage and the lack of copyright law means that poets are almost always subsidized by wealthy and politically powerful men. Even under the patronage system, some exceptional poets, such as Virgil and Horace, can have...

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