Il sacrificio della vergine: la Polissena medievale

Autore: Arianna Punzi
In: Critica del testo. XXII / 3, 2019
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Abstract

The article discusses Polissena in Benoît de Sainte Maure’s Roman de Troie. Benoit uses a complex web of sources in describing the death of the young woman, killed on Achilles’s tomb, so as to produce a new interpretation of the ancient topos of the sacrifice of the virgin.