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efficiemque Aeneae in toro locat....

Postby pmda » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:23 pm

Dido places Aeneas' effects on the pyre (in LLPSI XL)

'...super rogum exuvias et ensem relictum effigiemque Aeneae in toro locat.'

I take it this referes to the picture of Aeneas sitting on a couch and not a picture of Aeneas placed on a couch which is then placed on the pyre
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Re: efficiemque Aeneae in toro locat....

Postby Qimmik » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:09 am

Rogus is the pyre--the pile of kindling wood; torus is a bier or couch placed on top of the pyre for Dido to lie down and die on eventually. "On top of the pyre she places on a couch the clothing and the sword left behind, and an image of Aeneas."
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Re: efficiemque Aeneae in toro locat....

Postby pmda » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:45 am

Quimmik, thanks..
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