In my Latin class today, the professor said, talking about Book 2, "Vergil shows us that Aeneas is asleep here, because he says stupid things. So he says to Hector, why are you wounded, showing that he's half asleep - or maybe that's Aeneas's natural state..."
Admirable national hero? Cruel betrayer of the high principles he should embody? Tragic sacrifical victim? Or cardboard abstraction? You tell me. For my part, I think he's just an unimpressive sort of very human, very ordinary character.