Dicta tyranni: Verg. Aen. 10.443 e la tragedia latina

Lucia Galli


Vergilius’ expression dicta tyranni, found in the account of the duel between Turnus and Pallantes, becomes completely clear if we place it on the background of a reference to Atreus and to Thyestes’ horrible feast, the subject of Accius’ Atreus and Varius’ Thyestes, two tragedies which most probably supplied a model for the Aeneid and for Seneca’s Thyestes.


Vergil’s Aeneid; Vergil’s models; Seneca; Roman tragedy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-16650

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