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Un’ipotesi sull’episodio di Metello in Lucano 3

Nicola Lanzarone    Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italia    

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This paper aims to demonstrate that the episode of Metellus in Lucan 3 is modelled on the episode of Laocoon in Virgil, Aeneid 2. Metellus’ opposition to Caesar is similar to Laocoon’s opposition to the wooden horse and the Greeks. What is more important is that Metellus’ defeat is much more far-reaching than Caesar’s plunder of the public treasure, and it marks the end of the Republic and Rome, just as Laocoon’s death marks the end of Troy.

Published
Dec. 14, 2021
Accepted
July 3, 2021
Submitted
March 8, 2021
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-558-2
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-557-5

Keywords: LucanMetellusLaocoonVirgilIntertextualityAeneid

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