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

Lucia Galli

Abstract


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.

Keywords


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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