Gli strali dell’ira: un presunto thema Vergilianum in Claudiano (carm. min. 6)
This paper offers a critical edition and a literary discussion of Claudian, carm. min. 6. Each of the four hexameters of which it consists develops Vergilian materials, namely from two distinct passages in the Aeneid (7.708 and 1.150). The general theme explored by Claudian is that of the improvised ‘weapons’ into which anger turns otherwise innocuous objects. The fortune of the poem, appreciated by both Latin authors and later scholars such as Julius Caesar Scaliger, is also explored.