IJELC

 International Journal of English Literature and Culture
 

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 2(8), pp. 170-174, August, 2014

ISSN: 2360-7831

 DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.049

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The Sybil in Aeneid Six

 

Alexandra Salyga Reynolds

 

 E-mail: asalygar@uwo.ca

 

Accepted 16 August 2014

Abstract

This paper tracks how Vergil used his character Deiphobe Glauki the sibyl to comment on Aeneas' development as a hero through during his trip to the underworld in book six of the Aeneid. Deiphobe's name, affiliation, how she is characteristically referred to, her gender, her role as Aeneas' guide, and how she compares to other figures who belong to these generic categories are all relevant to her influence on Aeneas' development. Deiphobe also elucidates Aeneas' relationship with the goddesses Diana and Proserpina, the dead, including generic categories of dead people, figures already renowned from mythology, literature, and history, his father Anchises, and the Romans' mythic past.

Key words: Vergil, Aeneid, Latin, Literature, Gender, Homer, Mythology, Polytheism, Classics, Epic






 

 

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