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The Flaming Arrow of Classical Education: Funeral Games in the Aeneid as Symbol and Hope

“Suddenly, right before their eyes, look, a potent marvel destined to shape the future!” The Aeneid, Book V. ll. 575-6 The funeral games for Anchises in book five of the Aeneid provide a necessary respite from the piercing drama and tragic end of Dido in book four—which concludes with the arresting imagery of Dido atop …

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