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