Category: Virgil

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The Aeneid in a Nutshell

Along with The Iliad and The Odyssey, The Aeneid is one of the three epic pillars on which the edifice of western literature rests. These three works are, therefore, foundational.

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Virgil’s “Aeneid” & the Value of Suffering

While painful, suffering can have good consequences and enrich our personal lives.

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THE PRICE OF PEACE: THE AENEID TODAY

The Aeneid second-guesses itself. Through the actions of Aeneas, it celebrates the history of warfare that brought Rome to imperial dominance in the Mediterranean and beyond, and that raised Augustus to one-man rule over Rome….

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Aeneas and Us, Foundings, Roman and American.

The Romans, like us, were nursing civic resentments of the kind that can unmake a people. As they labored to understand themselves, they reached into the myths of their distant past.

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What Virgil’s “Aeneid” Can Teach Modern Men About Masculinity

“I see a lot of arms and men who believe themselves in exile. Though, unlike the hero Aeneas who must traverse “far and pathless” ways to find a new home in distant Italy after the…