A fierce horse woman in a world of men : a study of Virgil's Camilla in Aeneid VII-XII.
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This Honors Thesis examines the role of Virgil’s Camilla throughout the second half of the Aeneid. As a skilled horsewoman, fierce warrior, and exotic foreigner, Camilla stands out in the text as a liminal character existing in between the realms of what is real and imaginary. This work is divided into three sections: the detailed background of Camilla, the ancient views of horsemanship, and a close reading of Camilla’s scenes, with a special focus on her aristeia (11.648-‐724).
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