I love teaching the prophecy of Jupiter in book 1 of Vergil’s Aeneid in my general education classes, but I’m not working on that right now. Instead, I’m thinking about the iconography of supplication. Hence, I stumbled on this gem above. The detail that’s blog worthy is this:
That’s a little bit of the zodiac in the sky! Namely Pisces and Ares, end and the beginning of the cycle. A perfect symbolic moment for the revelation of the coming greatness of Rome! It’s not a detail I remember from Vergil. Perhaps I’ll find the reference one day.