What themes are present in the author’s collection of works and how is it represented in the work you have selected? Can you recognize similar themes in contemporary literature, film, podcasts, etc.
You may select an Orator (Cicero), Playwright (Plautus, Menander), Mythologist (Ovid), Poet (Horace), Historian (Pliny)--one of these, or any other Roman author you wish to discuss.
Virgil represents the pinnacle of Roman epic poetry. His Aeneid tells the story of the flight of Aeneas from Troy, and his settlement of the city that would become Rome. As the Republic expanded, authors began to produce poetry, comedy, history, and tragedy.