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Virgil Murder

PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO : 70 B.C. - 19 B.C.

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2018.04.13

You can find today the last update of the catalog of "poetic" forgeries due to the emperor Augustus, taking into account Aen. 8.628b-629a and 10.853-54, as well as 12.166-68 + an update (N. 24) on 6.763-68, and a new argument for the exclusion of 6.888-92 (pp. 18-19).

Happy reading to you each of you. And on this anniversary of Maecenas, let us have a thought for this great protector of poets, poet himself, and master in cacozelia latens.

 

 

 

2018.01.01

Best wishes to all of you for this New Year. And may at last the Aeneid be recognized for what it really is, that is to say, like the valiant Mezentius, the opposite of what it appears to be.

 

2017.12.08

On this 2081st anniversary of Horace’s birth, let us pay homage to his genius, and free his work from his very assassin’s fraudulent additions.

 

2017.11.27

We commemorate today the 2024th anniversary of Horace’s death. A murder? http://www.espace-horace.org/etud/maleuvre1.htm.

But for those still cherishing illusions about the relationship between Horace and Augustus, perhaps this short note could help.

 

2017.10.15

On this 2086th anniversary of Virgil’s birth, place to good mood! 

 

2017.09.23

It was on September 23, 63 BC, that the Emperor Augustus was born, a great exterminator of poets, and a "poet" himself in his hours, even if he had to attribute his productions to his own victims.

Exemplary in this respect is the case of Properce.

 

2017.09.21

We commemorate today the sad anniversary of Virgil’s death. A good opportunity perhaps to revisit his famous epitaph:

Mantua me genuit, Calabri rapuere, tenet nunc

Parthenope. Cecini pascua, rura, duces.

 

Let us also have on this day a thought for Tibullus, who followed him into the grave (or rather to the Elysian Fields) at about the same time. Do you believe in coincidences?

 

2017.08.30

Is Aen. 6.767-68 interpolated too ? See now n. 24 of "Auguste profanateur des Muses". Have a good reading!

 

2017.08.01

A small corrigendum concerning the death of Lausus, pierced by the sword of Aeneas (Aen. 10):

I happened to write that the young man is struck from behind: http://www.virgilmurder.org/images/pdf/tear.pdf, p. 5-9; http://www.virgilmurder.org/images/pdf/turnusengl.pdf, p. 10-11. Actually, we should compare the case of the hapless Halaesus who is struck while protecting Imaon with his shield: dum texit Imaona Halaesus, / Arcadio infelix telo dat pectus inermum, 424-25. Pierce through and through the defenseless body, “and even the shield” (et parmam, 817) of a son who is protecting the retreat of his wounded father, that is the glorious feat of "pious Aeneas"!

You can find on this site (“New Analyses”) many examples of Virgil’s secret hostility against his alleged hero.

 

2017.05.15

Today online, the last update of the list of interpolations (to Catullus, Vergilius, Horatius, Tibullus, Propertius, Ovid, and even Lucretius) plausibly attributable to the emperor Augustus. Have a good reading! 

 
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