The laudes Galli at the end of Virgil’s Georgics
an endless debate
Keywords:laudes Galli, Servian notices, Orpheus, ending of the Georgics, trial and death of Gallus
The age-old controversy as to the laudes Galli at the end of Virgil’s Georgics is examined in the light of a recent paper: putting the elimination of verses dedicated by Virgil to his friend in the context of the events which caused Gallus’ downfall and the emotional reactions to his death, my paper affords a different perspective and allows a fresh discussion of some of the more complex and delicate aspects of the question.
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