Virgil's IVth Eclogue between Kingship and Christianity - Encounters

Virgil's IVth Eclogue between Kingship and Christianity - Encounters

admission free

Maurizio Bettini

Virgil's IVth Eclogue is one of the most intriguing, enigmatic and, at the same time, most successful pieces of Roman literature.  It speaks of a mysterious puer, an extraordinary boy destined to restore peace and prosperity among men.  But who is this puer?  There was a great deal of speculation as to his identity even in ancient times, in the wake of a mysterious prophecy from the Sybil which left open all kinds of possibilities.  Some even considered Octavian Augustus to be a potential candidate.  This, until a later Roman emperor decided that in actual fact the boy could only be the Saviour Himself.

Sala Cinema
Admission via steps in via Milano 9a
Admission free while places last


Augustus: Inventing the Empire - Encounters
data 12/12/2013 orario: 18:30
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