This essay builds on Valone's observations of Dido's famed public persona as a builder by turning to another aspect of her behavior in the Aeneid that is rarely discussed, and certainly never in terms of public life or impact, namely her role as a producer of ceremonial textiles linked specifically to family-oriented ceremonies such as weddings and funerals. At several points in his text Virgil intentionally describes textiles made by women that impact well beyond the domestic sphere, and in fact even influence the very public world of politics...
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|Size: ||1.4 MB|
|Publisher: ||Italica Press, Inc.|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781599103556 (DRM-PDF)|
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