Adspirate canenti: The Muses in Virgil’s Aeneid
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Virgil employs the Muses (especially Calliope and Erato) as key figures in the divine apparatus of his epic Aeneid. Careful consideration of the references to the Muses in his poem illustrates his concern with exploring the relationship of Aeneas’ Troy and Lavinia’s Italy.