Geef leerlingen ruimte om de Aeneis te interpreteren | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 50, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0165-8204
  • E-ISSN: 2667-1573



The interpretation of Greek and Latin texts is one of the learning objectives of the Dutch secondary school curriculum in Greek and Latin languages and cultures. In this context, ‘interpretation’ entails both the skill to find meaning in Greek and Latin texts yourself and knowledge of existing interpretations. This article aims to combine these two aspects of interpretation when teaching Virgil’s . I suggest that a narratological approach of space enables students to interpret the text themselves, while it subsequently enables their teachers to give insight into existing interpretations and academic discussions of the poem.


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