Vol. 47 (2021): XLVII - 2021
Articoli

Deus ipse loci: il Tevere e la certificazione della meta

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

Abstract

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.