The Aeneid, originally published in 19BC, is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil. Most likely penned between 29 and 19 BC, it tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan warrior who travelled the seas to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It comprises 9,896 lines in dactylic hexameter.
This response will provide some incite and an in depth look at various issues within the Aeneid. An example, is how Vergil depicts Aeneas as a greater hero then some of the well known famous heroes and adventurers of that time such as Achilles and Odysseus.
Virgil states that, “Aeneas is not just a godlike tempestuous warrior like Achilles, who is gradually inducted into human culture with all its constraints and demands. He is not just a brilliant schemer like Odysseus, who simply wishes to return home after years of war and is buffeted by the tricks of gods and Fates and men.”