Vergil never uses the word obsequium in his poetry, while his Late Antique commentators often use it. For Servius it is a semi-technical word, that has a specific meaning; Servius Danielis and Tiberius Claudius Donatus apply it to a field, that of the relationship between power and subordinates, which seems to reflect a proto-imperial usage. Lastly, Donatus gives it a wide range of moral values.

Obsequium: una parola difficile, alla prova dei commenti antichi a Virgilio / M. Gioseffi. - In: INVIGILATA LUCERNIS. - ISSN 0392-8357. - 42:(2020 Dec), pp. 319-336. [10.4475/920]

Obsequium: una parola difficile, alla prova dei commenti antichi a Virgilio

M. Gioseffi
2020

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Vergil never uses the word obsequium in his poetry, while his Late Antique commentators often use it. For Servius it is a semi-technical word, that has a specific meaning; Servius Danielis and Tiberius Claudius Donatus apply it to a field, that of the relationship between power and subordinates, which seems to reflect a proto-imperial usage. Lastly, Donatus gives it a wide range of moral values.
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