Rival Plot-lines in Virgil's and Augustine's works
One particular theory argues that Augustine intends for his work to be a reworking of the story of Aeneas in effect , a retelling with new themes and motives:
Adapted from Form, Robert J. Augustine and the Making of a Christian Literature.
Lewiston: Edwin Mellen P, 1995
"All manner of thing shall be well/ When the tongues of flame are in-folded/ Into the crowned knot of fire/ And the fire and the rose are one." -- T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding