Vol. 47 (2021): XLVII - 2021

Deus ipse loci: il Tevere e la certificazione della meta

Published June 21, 2021
  • Aeneid,
  • Foundation Legends,
  • Apollonius Rhodius,
  • Tiber,
  • Half-lines


The article examines the role of the apparition of the Tiber in Book VIII of the Aeneid within the legendary traditions and compositional stratifications concerning Aeneas’ arrival in La­tium and his role as a founding hero. Besides, the ancient and modern exegesis of the half-line 8.41 concessere deum and of the expression rumore secundo of 8.90 is discussed in the light of the complex intertextual texture of the episode.