Examines selected parallels between characters and events in The Lord of the Rings and The Aeneid. Argues that although medieval sources are the most significant for The Lord of the Rings, among classical influences “the Aeneid shares more common elements with LotR than either the Iliad or the Odyssey.
Pace, David Paul
"The Influence of Vergil's Aeneid on The Lord of the Rings,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 6
, Article 11.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol6/iss2/11
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021