Cobbold’s work discusses some of the most prominent aspect in both Iliad and Aeneid – war and hero, the governing aspects of these two works of literature. The book seems to have been written by a very competent scholar although it does not touch directly upon the subject of Aeneid’s connection to the Iliad. Nonetheless, if we take a good look at what hero and war mean for Virgil, we would be able to compare the Roman understanding of these notions to those of the Ancient Greece. This is necessary in order to see whether there is any connection. Hence, the source is perfectly relevant for the research.
Coleman, Robert. “The Gods in the Aeneid.” Greece and Rome 29.2, October 1982. Print.
Gods govern the fates of people in both Aeneid and Iliad. This book discusses the influence of gods on the characters’ lives in Aeneid and Iliad. The article perfectly describes all similarities and differences at the same time providing an invaluable insight into our research topic as gods are one of the strongest connections in both Aeneid and Iliad. Their names might be different, but their functions are the same (including their interests).
Horsfall, Nicholas. A Companion to the Study of Virgil. Brill, 2000. Retrieved from http://books.google.com.ua/books?id=EsxUp4Cy3q8C&pg=PA303&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
Horsfall has long been known for releasing interesting material on Aeneid, so there is no point questioning his competency in the subject. A companion to the Study reveals various details about the piece, adding immensely to the overall understanding of Virgil’s work. This will help the research since before establishing the connection between Greek and Roman literature, it is necessary to study the Roman literature first to understand whether there are connections to Iliad and whether these two works share anything in common.
Miller, Rudy. Differences between “The Aeneid” and “The Iliad” in Epic Poems. Demand Media Online, 2014. Retrieved from http://classroom.synonym.com/differences-between-the-aeneid-the-iliad-epic-poems-2982.html
This great online article provides a concise overview of differences between the two works of literature in question. Short bio of the author indicates that he is knowledgeable about the subject. This resource can be used to “get into the topic”, to get the overall impression of the subject.
Panoussi, Vassiliki. Greek Tragedy in Vergil’s “Aeneid”: Ritual, Empire, and Intertext. Cambridge University Press, 2009. Print.
The book gives the in-depth analysis of Virgil’s Aeneid going as far as to delve into intertextuality. This is where it gets interesting. The book indicates which earlier works of literature can be seen in Aeneid. If Homer’s Iliad is in the list, establishing even a firmer connection between two pieces of literature would prove even simpler.
Putnam, Michael C. K. Virgil’s Aeneid: Interpretation and Influence. University of North Carolina Press, 1995. Print.
This book provides additional information regarding the Aeneid by providing a different look at the piece. Different perspectives are always to be accounted for in any research, so using this particular resource is desirable to get a second opinion on the piece besides Panoussi and Horsfall, whose views on Aeneid are fairly similar.