Vol. 50 (2014)

„Read the edge”: Acrostics in Virgil’s Sinon Episode

Published July 24, 2020
Neil Adkin
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Adkin, N. . (2020). „Read the edge”: Acrostics in Virgil’s Sinon Episode. Acta Classica Universitatis Scientiarum Debreceniensis, 50, 45–72. Retrieved from https://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/classica/article/view/7983

Virgil’s famous Sinon episode at the start of Aeneid II contains four hitherto unidentified acrostics. Examination of these particular instances sheds light on Virgil’s acrostical practice in general.