Circe de clásicos y modernos
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CAIRO, María Emilia. Venus' request of armours from Vulcan (Aen. 8. 370-406): some intertexts. Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp. 15-24. ISSN 1851-1724.
The aim of this paper is to study the episode of Aeneid 8 in which Venus asks Vulcan to make an armour for Aeneas. In particular, we are interested in investigating the intertextual relationships which it bears to four passages of the epic tradition: Iliad 18, Iliad 14, Odyssey 8 and Lucretius' proem to De rerum natura. The analysis of Virgilian imitatio contributes to the study of the complexity of Venus' character.
Palabras clave : Aeneid 8; Venus; Vulcan; Intertextuality; Imitatio.