Vol. 53 (2017)

The Ambiguous Arms of Aeneas

Published August 15, 2017
Lee Fratantuono
Ohio Wesleyan University


Fratantuono, L. (2017). The Ambiguous Arms of Aeneas. Acta Classica Universitatis Scientiarum Debreceniensis, 53, 37-42. https://doi.org/10.22315/ACD/2017/3

Virgil subtly connects the scene of Dido’s discussion with her sister Anna about the new Trojan arrival Aeneas, and the later first arrival of the Trojans in Latium. By a careful corre-spondence between the two passages, Virgil portends the dark amatory rationale behind the sub-sequent outbreak of war in Italy