Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Laura on Louise Allen's Virgin Slave, Barbarian King
My analysis of Virgin Slave, Barbarian King got so long that it wouldn't have fitted easily onto the blog so I've posted it on my website. However, as there isn't a comment facility on my website, if you'd like to comment on my analysis, please do so here.
I've focused on some key myths which I think provide a cultural context for the novel and give extra resonance to the events related in it.
One of those myths is that of Romulus and Remus, pictured here in a painting by Rubens. I thought it would make a change from the more well-known Capitoline Wolf.