oa Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Vergil's Camilla: a pradoxical character
To a very large extent Vergil's epic, the Aeneid, hinges on a paradox - that between the inevitability of war on the one hand and its futility on the other. Seldom is this paradox more vividly exemplified in the Aeneid than in the case of Camilla,4 the Volscian maiden who devotes her full energy to Turnus' cause in his struggle against the Trojans. The present article seeks to illustrate this by surveying the most important passages in the Aeneid in which Camilla figures.
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