Juvenal 14 and the end of Walter of Châtillon’s Alexandreis digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM - 2008 - 2
At the conclusion of his great Alexandreis Walter of Châtillon describes his hero’s tomb. These important lines have been the object of sedulous Quellenforschung. It has however escaped notice that they would seem to have been influenced by Juvenal’s account of a shipwrecked merchant in Satire XIV. The broader context of this Juvenalian passage would also appear to have coloured the foregoing section of the epic.