Understanding of Nisus (lines 186-196)

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NISUS AND EURYALUS LINES 186-196 VIRGIL AENIED LATIN OCR GCSE YEAR 11

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Understanding of Nisus (lines 186-196)
  1. 'inuadere magnum'
    1. 'to charge... some grand (adventure)'
      1. ambiguous: leads to suspense
        1. Emphatic positioning
          1. at the end
            1. positioning mimics verbs
            2. Ironic: his next adventure will take his life
              1. 'inuadere' -> fiesty
                1. always thinking about war
                  1. N is destined for fame
                  2. 'uideor repire posse uiam'
                    1. 'I seem to be able to find a way'
                      1. can navigate well
                        1. skilled
                        2. 'placida... quiete'
                          1. 'calm rest'
                            1. Juxtaposition of warlike words with peace
                              1. Perhaps N is suffering from internal conflict
                                1. Foreshadows future berzerk
                              2. 'cernis'
                                1. 'You see'
                                  1. Teaching E
                                    1. Good observation
                                      1. Emphatic positioning
                                        1. at start
                                          1. emphasis
                                        2. 'fiducia rerum'
                                          1. 'confident in their situation'
                                            1. Opposite of N
                                              1. N is suffering internal unrest
                                              2. On the surface: they seem stronger
                                              3. 'lumina rara micant'
                                                1. 'lamps shine far apart'
                                                  1. obvious but important observation
                                                    1. natural leader
                                                      1. overconfidence is a weakness
                                                        1. warning for future E + N berserk?
                                                      2. 'solute/ procubere'
                                                        1. 'dissolved in wine and lay there'
                                                          1. Even from far away N can see
                                                            1. meticuluous
                                                          2. Enjambment
                                                            1. enemies' overflowing confidence
                                                              1. N easily finds faults in enemy
                                                                1. good leader
                                                            2. '(nam mihi facti/ fama sat est)'
                                                              1. '(for the glory of the deed is enough for me)'
                                                                1. Ironic: N gains glory but for being BFF not great warrior
                                                                  1. wise words
                                                                    1. respected and educated
                                                                2. 'sententia surgat.'
                                                                  1. 'idea rises'
                                                                    1. pause after verb
                                                                      1. suspense
                                                                      2. Sibilance
                                                                        1. foreshadowing bad outcome
                                                                        2. N is creative and quickly forms plan
                                                                          1. natural leader
                                                                        3. 'omne'
                                                                          1. 'Everyone'
                                                                            1. N is aware of what is going on
                                                                              1. Hyperbole
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