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Old 05-02-2007, 01:18 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by UncleDuke
i think of it as the roman version of the odyssey
That's exactly what it is - Virgil was "inspired" (read "stole huge chunks of" ) both the Odyssey and the Iliad. The Aeneid is in 24 books - the first 12 are a rip-off of "The Odyssey", the last 12 of "The Iliad".

That doesn't make it any less of a great poem, obviously!
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