Journey through the Underworld : fabric and fata : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Mulert, Alison E.
Ruebel, James S., 1945-
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Honors College
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I created a visual representation of Aeneas's journey through the Underworld through the medium of quilting. The interpretation of the journey is abstract and is conveyed through 35 quilt blocks representing the stages of Aeneas's progress. The beginning of the quilt is located in the top left comer with the rest of the stages represented by diagonal lines ending in the bottom right comer. The composition of the squares is based on the text of Vergil's Aeneid, Book VI. It is not a complete picture of the journey as depicted in Book VI of the Aeneid, rather it is focused on the events I found most poignant and meaningful while still portraying the general structure of the book. My interpretations of the story are based my translation of the Latin text.