1). Prophecy: Character within poem explicitly predicts future events
But rise up from my bones, avenging spirit!
Harry with fire and sword the Dardan countrymen
Now, or hereafter ...
On the distant shore
The vast trunk headless lies without a name.
... to destroy both countries' people,
That I can do. Let father and son-in-law
Unite at that cost to their own!
Veiling of head for sacrifice (3. 547ff.)
... veil your head in a red robe4). Retrojection: Contemporary institutions projected onto past (= conscious anachronism)
Against intrusions on your holy fires,
Omen-unsettling sights amid your prayers.
You and your company retain this ritual
Veiling in future, let your progeny
Hold to religious purity thereby.
"Troy Game" (5. 770ff.) Claudian gens (7. 972ff.)
There are two gates, twin gates
Of war, as they are called, ...
Now when the Fathers' judgment holds for war,
The Consul in Quirinal robe and Gabine
Cincture goes to unlock the grating doors
And lifts a call for battle ...
In that way, now, Latinus was enjoined
To declare war on the people of Aeneas
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