Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter

in Sibylline Sisters

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199582969
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731198 | DOI:

Series: Classical Presences


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This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that through the voices of contemporary women writers Virgil's presence continues to grow and to extend. It expands, however, from the places it had already established for itself within each national tradition. The Virgils inherited by these women are mediated through canonical writers who have shaped their own country's literature while themselves conversing with the works of Virgil. The chapter also considers the significant political shift reflected in the dominance of women in the current aetas Virgiliana.

Keywords: Virgil; women writers; aetas Virgiliana; literature

Chapter.  1953 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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