This week's Vergil Journal is an actual AP question, and just in case you don't have the paper here it is:
(Suggested time - 10 Mins)
(A) Laocoon ardens summa decurrit ab arce,
et procul "O miseri, quae tanta insania, cives?
Creditis avectos hostes? Aut ulla putatis
dona carere dolis Danaum? Sic notus Ulixes?"
(B) Tunc etaim fatis aperit Cassandra futuris,
ora dei iussu non umquam credita Teurcis.
The characters described in the passages above both have the gift of prophecy but they both suffer because of it.
1. (a) How do they suffer?
(b) How are their prophetic gifts related to their deaths?
2. (a) Discuss how Laocoon in passage A characterizes the Greeks through his specific mention of Ulysses (Ulixes, line 4). Refer specifically to the Latin to support your answer.
(b) To what event in Book 2 does dona (line 4, passage A) refer?
Feel free to attach your answers/journals as comments to this post :)