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Between Troy and Rome

Denis Feeney: Trojan Glamour, 14 June 2017

Virgil’s Ascanius: Imagining the Future in the ‘Aeneid’ 
by Anne Rogerson.
Cambridge, 246 pp., £75, January 2017, 978 1 107 11539 2
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... Bickerman showed in a brilliant article 65 years ago, the Greek travellers and colonists who fanned out across the Mediterranean from around 750 BCE used their mythology as a framework for understanding the various peoples they encountered. Instead of recording what they heard from local ‘informants’, they applied a series of formulae for placing ...

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