By Vassiliki Panoussi

This publication is a scientific learn of the significance of Greek tragedy as a basic 'intertext' for Vergil's Aeneid. Vassiliki Panoussi argues that the epic's illustration of formality acts, specially sacrifice, mourning, marriage, and maenadic rites, mobilizes a connection to tragedy. The tragic-ritual version deals a clean inspect the political and cultural functionality of the Aeneid, increasing our understanding of the poem's scope, rather in terms of gender, and offering new readings of celebrated episodes, similar to Anchises' video games, Amata's maenadic rites, Dido's suicide, and the killing of Turnus. She translates the Aeneid as a piece that displays the dynamic nature of Augustan ideology, contributing to the redefinition of civic discourse and nationwide identification. In her wealthy learn, readers will discover a specified exploration of the complicated courting among Greek tragedy and Vergil's Aeneid and a stimulating dialogue of difficulties of gender, strength, and beliefs in historic Rome.

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