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Aeneas and Beer

Postby Lupa » Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:35 am

We're reading Vergil in my Latin class and I thought you all might be interested. The topic of the day was "Would you ask Aeneas out to have a few of beers? Why or why not?"

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Postby bingley » Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:41 am

No, because I don't like beer :lol: . I wondered if Aeneas would have drunk it, and found this: http://www.ukans.edu/history/index/euro ... visia.html

Apparently the tribes drank their beer with everybody drinking out of the same bowl through straws. :roll:
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Fine, what about this...

Postby Lupa » Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:44 pm

Actually, I hate beer myself. That, however, is not what is ment by the question. Perhaps I should phrase it more it like this: "What do you think of Aeneas as a person? Would you want to spend time getting to know him?"

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Postby Keesa » Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:19 pm

An interesting question. I think I probably would, provided he didn't object to root beer instead. :D
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Postby izamonteiro » Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:32 am

No, Aeneas is too human for me. Maybe Odysseus... a real (=greek) hero.
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Postby Carola » Mon Oct 20, 2003 4:03 am

bingley wrote:Apparently the tribes drank their beer with everybody drinking out of the same bowl through straws.


Beer through a straw? No wonder the Romans thought they were barbarians!

I think Aeneas comes across as a bit of a weak-minded person at times, and his communication skills weren't good (eg Queen Dido, all that drama could have been avoided by just letting her know what was happening, ah well, typical man! :wink: )
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Postby Lupa » Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:21 pm

If you believe Aeneas to be so weak minded, do you believe the critics that say that the Aeneid is either pro-Augustan or anti-Augustan propaganda? I'd sure as hell like to have a beer with Augustus. Personally, I wouldn't mind getting to know Aeneas. If only to find out what having the love god as your mother does to a man.

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Postby Emma_85 » Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:58 pm

If only to find out what having the love god as your mother does to a man.


Lol, Lupa, you're so funny! :)
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Postby Lupa » Tue Oct 21, 2003 2:58 am

Thanks! Juvenal wouldn't approve at all.

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