Re: Tolkien's the Fall of Gondolin and Virgil's Aeneid
It's been a very long time since I've read any of the Aeneid, but the parallels in that list don't strike me as particularly compelling.
Anyway, here's another one that's fun to think about, both in how it succeeds and fails as a mirror:
Troy is to the Roman Empire as Gondolin is to Numenor.
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