Drama and Tension

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NISUS AND EURYALUS TACKLING 10 MARKERS AND 8 MARKERS DRAMA AND TENSION VIRGIL AENIED SET TEXTS BY OCR GCSE LATIN CLASSICS ANALYSIS

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Drama and Tension
  1. 176-196
    1. 'sua deus fit dira cupido?'
      1. 'terrible desire become a god for him?'
        1. Famous dilemna
          1. foreshadows the lead up to E's death
            1. highlights futility of war
            2. '(nam mihi facti/ fama sat est)'
              1. '(for the glory of the deed is enough for me)'
                1. wise words
                  1. Ironic: N gains glory but for being a good friend not warrior
                  2. 'et iuxta'
                    1. two heroes put alongside each other
                      1. powerful imagery
                        1. 'and next to him'
                      2. 308-323
                        1. 'a tergo'
                          1. 'from behind'
                            1. start of line
                              1. Emphatic positioning
                                1. danger is everywhere
                            2. 'uotis'
                              1. 'with prayers'
                                1. Ablative emphasizes the need for hope
                                  1. not knowing what will happen
                                  2. 'lora rotasque... arma'
                                    1. 'the leather harnesses and wheels... weapons'
                                      1. Tricolon
                                        1. makes spoils seem tempting
                                      2. 'nubibus inrita donant'
                                        1. 'and offered them meaningless to the clouds'
                                          1. inevitable failure
                                            1. religious imagery
                                              1. Gods are not on their side
                                          2. 339-356
                                            1. 'Fadumque Herbesumque... Rhoetumque Abarimque'
                                              1. 'Fadus and Herbesus, and Rhoetus and Abaris'
                                                1. Polyptoton
                                                  1. emphasize E's berzerk
                                                    1. loses importance for them: meaningless names
                                                  2. 'deficere extremum'
                                                    1. 'at the edge flicker'
                                                      1. peaceful imagery
                                                        1. N sees the light?
                                                        2. minute detail
                                                          1. adds to the tension
                                                        3. 'lux inimica propinquat'
                                                          1. 'enemy light is drawing close'
                                                            1. Emphatic positioning
                                                              1. end of line
                                                                1. present participle
                                                                  1. ongoing problem
                                                            2. 367-445
                                                              1. 'ter centum'
                                                                1. 'three hundred'
                                                                  1. Emphatic positioning
                                                                    1. emphasize large, strong opponent
                                                                      1. start of line
                                                                    2. 'galea Euryalum... /prodidit immemorem'
                                                                      1. 'the helmet betrayed the unrealising Euryalus'
                                                                        1. Personification
                                                                          1. ominous
                                                                          2. Accusative: 'Euryalum'
                                                                            1. E is no longer in charge of his actions
                                                                            2. Emphatic positioning
                                                                              1. emphasize personification
                                                                            3. 'hinc atque hinc'
                                                                              1. 'On this side and that'
                                                                                1. Repetition
                                                                                  1. emphasize sticky situation
                                                                                2. 'fallit... timor'
                                                                                  1. 'fear deceived him'
                                                                                    1. Personification
                                                                                      1. emphasizes youth + inexperience
                                                                                      2. ominous
                                                                                        1. nature vs man
                                                                                        2. 'iamque imprudens euaserat'
                                                                                          1. 'and now unawares he had escaped the enemy'
                                                                                            1. Plethora
                                                                                              1. repetition of vowel sounds
                                                                                                1. depicts N's confusion
                                                                                                  1. limited sounds
                                                                                                    1. nothing can be done
                                                                                                    2. N is a natural warior
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