Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Napoleon on Vergil
It is significant that Book II, his most sustained and most finished scene of battle, did not meet with the approval of Napoleon, who said that Virgil was "nothing but the regent of a college, who had never gone outside his doors and did not know what an army was."I noticed a misprint in this book on p. 75, where Bowra quotes Vergil, Aeneid 11.232-233:
fatalem Aeneas manifesto numine ferriFor Aeneas read Aenean.
admonet ira deum tumulique ante ora recentes.
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