Event Subtitle / Short Description
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Speaker & Affiliation
One of the best-known images from Roman culture is that of one man carrying another. What values might the scene of Aeneas carrying Anchises have encapsulated for Roman audiences? This talk re-examines Virgil’s representation of Anchises, arguing that the character and his body should not be regarded merely as a pretext for illustrating the virtues of the son. Virgil’s representation of Anchises establishes physical vulnerability and dependence upon others, not just filial duty or strength, as a foundation for social relationships at Rome.