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Virgil Murder

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

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09.01.12

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2012.01.09
As it is known, the Emperor Augustus exchanged an abundant correspondence with Virgil. Of all these letters there is unfortunately nothing left except a short excerpt of a response from Virgil, which has been preserved through Macrobius. A valuable document, but which has perhaps not yet yielded all its secrets.
Today online: Virgil challenges Augustus. A new blow to the legend of a cloudless friendship between the author of the Aeneid and his imperial "protector".
 

03.01.12

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2012.01.03

The note entitled Slight Rectifications to Jeux de Masques has just been updated to take account of the article Propertius about Actium published two days ago.

 

01.01.12

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2012.01.01

Today online, Propertius about Actium, or how to reconcile the seemingly contradictory judgments brought by the poet about the glorious (or not so glorious) victory won at Actium by Caesar Octavian (later Augustus) in 31 BC on the joint fleets of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Happy new year to each of you!

 

08.12.11

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2011.12.08

Let’s celebrate today the 2075th anniversary of Horace’s birth. It is an occasion to re-read, with a critical mind, the short biography that Suetonius has devoted to him:

http://www.espace-horace.org/etud/vita.htm

 

27.11.11

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2011. 11.27

Today online, as a tribute to Horace for the 2018th anniversary of his death,

Horace purified (Sat. 1.2.114-19; 1.5.82-85)?

Have a good reading!

 
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