Virgil's program of sabellic etymologizing and the construction of italic identity

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I argue that several Sabellic glosses, in addition to the two already recognized by Servius, are to be found in Aeneid 7, and that the preponderance of Sabellic etymologicalplays in this book constitutes an implicit declaration by Virgil that the remaining half of the epic is to be anchored to Italian soil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-284
Number of pages20
JournalTransactions of the American Philological Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Classics
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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