Alma Phoebe : lunar references in Virgil's Aeneid

Title: Alma Phoebe : lunar references in Virgil's Aeneid
Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2019, vol. 24, iss. 1, pp. 61-79
  • ISSN
    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
Type: Article
The moon and lunar phenomena are frequently referenced in Virgil's Aeneid. Close study of these allusions reveals that the poet employs lunar imagery as a key element in his depiction of the characters of both the Carthaginian Dido and the Volscian Camilla, in particular the deliberately crafted juxtaposition between the two women.
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