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Tu Marcellus Eris: Nachträglichkeit in Aeneid 6

Chapter


Abstract


  • It is not a coincidence, I will argue in this chapter, that the second

    person future indicative eris in line 883 marks not only the moment of

    Octavia's faint but also the moment where the notorious temporal

    complexity of the Aeneid reaches its highest pitch. It is the disturbance of

    time-the experience of her recently dead son's past futurity-which

    undoes Octavia and removes her from present consciousness. Her

    swoon registers the effects of Nachtriiglichkeit which cannot be contained

    within the exchange between Aeneas and Anchises within the text.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Willis, I. (2013). Tu Marcellus Eris: Nachträglichkeit in Aeneid 6. In V. Zajko & E. O'Gorman (Eds.), Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self (pp. 147-161). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780199656677

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1006

Book Title


  • Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Start Page


  • 147

End Page


  • 161

Place Of Publication


  • Oxford

Abstract


  • It is not a coincidence, I will argue in this chapter, that the second

    person future indicative eris in line 883 marks not only the moment of

    Octavia's faint but also the moment where the notorious temporal

    complexity of the Aeneid reaches its highest pitch. It is the disturbance of

    time-the experience of her recently dead son's past futurity-which

    undoes Octavia and removes her from present consciousness. Her

    swoon registers the effects of Nachtriiglichkeit which cannot be contained

    within the exchange between Aeneas and Anchises within the text.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Willis, I. (2013). Tu Marcellus Eris: Nachträglichkeit in Aeneid 6. In V. Zajko & E. O'Gorman (Eds.), Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self (pp. 147-161). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780199656677

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1006

Book Title


  • Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Start Page


  • 147

End Page


  • 161

Place Of Publication


  • Oxford