Because the proximity of the Crypta Romana to the Antro della Sibilla, and the possibility that Vergil alludes to it in his description of the entrance to the Underworld (he mentions a tunnel before the sacrafice scene that opens up the underworld; it could be interpreted as though Aeneas and the Sibyl anachronistically descended to […]

I spent the second day studying just the Antro della Sibilla, the Cave of the Sibyl. Here’s some background information on the cave. The passage, called a dromos, was cut sometime around the 6th or 5th centuries BCE (just for fun, most scholars like to give conflicting accounts), and its trapezoidal shape is reminiscent of […]