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Virgil Murder

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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! 

 

2017.04.13

Today, Ides of April, is the anniversary of Maecenas’s birthday. Let’s wonder on this occasion why Virgil dedicated his Georgics to him, rather than to Octavian.

 

2017.03.20

On this 2059th anniversary of Ovid’s birth, I invite you to discover, or rediscover, on this site the many original articles that reveal him as a master of cacozelia latens. A new Ovid, literally. See for instance Amor. 1.4-2.6, or Amor. 2.13-14.    

 

2017.01.01

Today, 1 January 2017, the Old Man of the Sea joins me in wishing you a brilliant new year.

 

2016.12.08

Today is the 2080th anniversary of Horace’s birth. Let’s rejoice. He was a great man, a great poet, and a master of cacozelia latens (see on http://www.espace-horace.org/jym/sommaire.htm , and on this site, at “More articles”).

 

 

2016.11.27

Today we commemorate the 2023d anniversary of Horace’s death. Like Virgil, and even in collaboration with him, he fought heroically against autocracy, and paid it with his life : http://ww w.espace-horace.org/etud/maleuvre1.htm 

 
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