Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1990

Publication Source

Vergilius

Volume

36

Start Page

74

Last Page

81

Abstract

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.

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Date Posted: 12 December 2016

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