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Le « Diomède » de l’Énéide ou le bon roi selon Virgile

Abstract : In the Aeneid, Vergil in his search for filling out his heroic portraits, transposed the unpleasant aspects of the impius Tydides and the traditionnal heroic features of Diomedes to other characters, especially Turnus and Aeneas. The son of Tydeus having been in a way emptied out of his homeric characteristics is then raised to the rank of a new heroic model and unexpectedly completes pius Aeneas : he has become a king-philosopher, being benevolent to the Trojans as he appears in conciliation versions already known by the Romans. This updated portrait of the hero confirms Rome’s fata, a city destined to hold the universal empire and to overcome the Acheo-Trojan antagonism that has been so frequently used before Vergil by mythographers and historians of the Italian Peninsula.
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Sébastien Barbara. Le « Diomède » de l’Énéide ou le bon roi selon Virgile. Revue des études anciennes, Revue des études anciennes, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, 2006, 108 (2), pp. 517-556. ⟨hal-01653270⟩



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