By Lacey, Walter Kirkpatrick

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4 3 T h e seriousness o( L u c r e t i u s ' a d h e r e n c e to a p r e - S o c r a t i c i m a g e o f the priestly p h i l o s o p h e r - p o e t is m a t c h e d b y the 38 B I ] 2 . 1 0 fxavroavvai. C f . 1 39 A 2 ( S u d a ) are^aTa AeX

23 ff. F o r an a t t e m p t at a f u l l - s c a l e a l l e g o r i z a t i o n o f the V i r g i l i a n U n d e r w o r l d see A . T h o r n t o n , The living universe: gods and men in Virgil's A e n e i d (Mnemosyne S u p p l . 46, L e i d e n , 1 9 7 6 ) , p p . 60 ff, p i c k i n g u p hints o f N o r d e n a n d o f P. B o y a nee, La Religion de Virgile (Paris, 1 9 6 3 ) , p p . 166 ff; see also A . W l o s o k . ' E t p o e t i c a e f i g i n e n t u m et p h i l o s o p h i a e v e r i t a t e m .

E n n i u s a n d the H e l l e n i s t i c w o r s h i p o f H o m e r ' , A JPh 93 ( 1 9 7 2 ) , 547 6 7 , esp. 5 4 9 IT. io V I R G I L ' S A E . M most e x t e n s i v e l y in the w o r k s o f M a e r o b i u s . 5 3 M u c h o f the l e a r n i n g t h a t M a e r o b i u s e x t r a c t s from V i r g i l strikes us as the p r o d u c t o f m i s p l a c e d i n g e n u i t y , b u t it is w o r t h c o n s i d e r i n g w h e t h e r a g e n e r a l p r i n c i p l e o f u n i v e r s a l i t y , d e r i v i n g f r o m the G r e e k v i e w o f H o m e r , is not in fact basic to V i r g i l ' s c o n c e p t i o n o f the Aeneid.

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