Takes us back to classical warfare and the Fall of Troy with his examination of what Tolkien did with the Aeneid when he used it as a source for “The Fall of Gondolin.” The parallels between the stories of Tuor and Aeneas are striking, but more interesting is how Tolkien put his own thematic and symbolic stamp on the material.
Bruce, Alexander M.
"The Fall of Gondolin and the Fall of Troy: Tolkien and Book II of The Aeneid,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 30
, Article 7.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol30/iss3/7
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
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