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I suppose that I ought to feel well-prepared to speak about the future of studies on the Aeneid, having just read and reviewed two new books dealing with the theme of prophecy in that poem. In reality, though, I feel utterly unable to make comfortable predictions about where our epic voyages will take us-particularly as one of the books I alluded to, Professor O'Hara's, sees prophecy in the Aeneid as not only misleading, but usually fatal. I will speak, therefore, in not a vatic but a protreptic mode, focusing less on what I think will happen in Aeneid research, than on what I would like to see happen.
The original publication of this article is available at http://www.jstor.org/stable/41592518.
Farrell, J. (1990). Which "Aeneid" in Whose Nineties?. Vergilius, 36 74-81. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/classics_papers/108
Date Posted: 12 December 2016
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