Vol. 46 No. 1 (2020): XLVI - 2020
Articoli

Adspirate canenti: The Muses in Virgil’s Aeneid

Published July 3, 2020
Keywords
  • Virgil,
  • Aeneid,
  • Muses,
  • Calliope,
  • Erato

Abstract

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.

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