Bk 1 xxxiv 4 De vitiis (cont)

The passage from Aen. 5.287 reads: Hoc pius Aeneas misso certamine tendit gramineum in campum … This contest sped, loyal Aeneas moves to a field of grass … but here, perhaps, Vergil intends us to register (albeit unconsciously) a commonality and a distinction between the various fields his readers knew: the ‘fields of stars’ and […]