Circe de clásicos y modernos
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Aeneid´s Book 8 offers a large version of Roman History from the beginnings of Janus and Saturnus to Accius´ battle. Historic account is developed in two episodes: Evander and Aeneas´ tour through Palanteum and the description of Vulcanus´ shield. Both episodes can be taken as ekphrasis and the hypothesis of this paper considers that both must be read in a complementary way in order to assume that Virgilian proposal about history, unlike Livius´, consists of a series of foundations written on the memory of Roman natural and urban geography.
Palabras clave : Aeneid; Aeneas' shield; Ekphrasis; Urban geography; Roman History.