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Mantovano
An Online, Ongoing Discussion of Virgil and His Influence

Mantovano, the Virgil mailing list, exists to discuss:

  • The works attributed to Publius Vergilius Maro.
  • Commentary on Virgil and his works, from late antiquity (e.g., Servius, Macrobius) from the middle ages (e.g., "Anselm of Laon") from the renaissance (e.g., Landino) from the enlightenment to the present
  • Virgil's influence on subsequent literature (e.g., Lucan, Statius, Dante, Ariosto, Petrarch, Tasso, Spenser, Milton)


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