Sympathetic Magic and Sacrifice in Virgil’s Aeneid [Lecture]

Sympathetic Magic and Sacrifice in Virgil’s Aeneid [Lecture]

Regina Magica: ‘Sympathetic Magic,’the φαρμακός motif, and Dido’s Rituals in Book IV of the Aeneid   When Norman Wentworth DeWitt published his doctoral dissertation in 1908, he outlined a number of features in the Dido episode of the Aeneid (Book IV) which tied it explicitly to both the genres of erotic poetry and Greek tragedy. […]

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