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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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... since he was needed to provide a continuous male line from Troy to Alba. This is where things get complicated. Who was this son? What did he represent? What was his legacy? In her illuminating book, AnneRogerson focuses on Ascanius as a figure whose role in the chain of transmission and inheritance deserves more attention than it has so far received. In Virgil’s day he acquired a new importance ...

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