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Virgil Murder

PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO : 70 B.C. - 19 B.C.

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rectificatif Lausus

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2017.08.01

A small corrigendum concerning the death of Lausus, pierced by the sword of Aeneas (Aen. 10):

I happened to write that the young man is struck from behind: http://www.virgilmurder.org/images/pdf/tear.pdf, p. 5-9; http://www.virgilmurder.org/images/pdf/turnusengl.pdf, p. 10-11. Actually, we should compare the case of the hapless Halaesus who is struck while protecting Imaon with his shield: dum texit Imaona Halaesus, / Arcadio infelix telo dat pectus inermum, 424-25. Pierce through and through the defenseless body, “and even the shield” (et parmam, 817) of a son who is protecting the retreat of his wounded father, that is the glorious feat of "pious Aeneas"!

You can find on this site (“New Analyses”) many examples of Virgil’s secret hostility against his alleged hero.

 

Interpolations

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2017.05.15

Today online, the last update of the list of interpolations (to Catullus, Vergilius, Horatius, Tibullus, Propertius, Ovid, and even Lucretius) plausibly attributable to the emperor Augustus. Have a good reading! 

Last Updated ( Monday, 15 May 2017 08:54 )
 

anniversaire Mécène

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2017.04.13

Today, Ides of April, is the anniversary of Maecenas’s birthday. Let’s wonder on this occasion why Virgil dedicated his Georgics to him, rather than to Octavian.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:17 )
 

Ovid's anniversary 2017

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2017.03.20

On this 2059th anniversary of Ovid’s birth, I invite you to discover, or rediscover, on this site the many original articles that reveal him as a master of cacozelia latens. A new Ovid, literally. See for instance Amor. 1.4-2.6, or Amor. 2.13-14.    

 

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2017.01.01

Today, 1 January 2017, the Old Man of the Sea joins me in wishing you a brilliant new year.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2017 03:31 )
 
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