King of the Wood: The Sacrificial Victor in Virgil's Aeneid

King of the Wood: The Sacrificial Victor in Virgil's Aeneid

by Julia T. T. Dyson
     
 
Julia T. Dyson offers a radical reinterpretation of Virgil's Aeneid. She persuasively argues that Aeneas' final sacrifice of Turnus, which has perpetually troubled readers, is demanded by the religious framework of the poem. Bridging the longstanding gap between literary criticism and the study of Roman religion, this book shows that Virgil's allusions to Roman cult

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Julia T. Dyson offers a radical reinterpretation of Virgil's Aeneid. She persuasively argues that Aeneas' final sacrifice of Turnus, which has perpetually troubled readers, is demanded by the religious framework of the poem. Bridging the longstanding gap between literary criticism and the study of Roman religion, this book shows that Virgil's allusions to Roman cult prophesy the sacrificial death of Aeneas himself.

Author Biography: Julia T. Dyson is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Texas, Arlington.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806133416
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series
Edition description:
RED RIVER
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.64(d)

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