Is the Aeneid a Celebration of Empire—or a Critique?

By mythologizing the Romans’ Trojan origins, Virgil turned a story about losers into an epic about winners.

Is the Aeneid a Celebration of Empire—or a Critique?

 

Publisher: The New Yorker

Author: Daniel Mendelsohn

By mythologizing the Romans’ Trojan origins, Virgil turned a story about losers into an epic about winners.

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