Tag Archives: Aeneid
by Ed Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom He is a towering figure of ancient myth. He fought at Troy and appears in the Iliad. Yet he is remembered for something much greater. He was seen by the Romans as a paragon of virtue, and one of the founders of their city. One of the world’s
by Kevin Blood The worlds of ancient Greece and Rome were, of course, deeply intertwined over the centuries. This history stretches back further than some may realise, though, to a series of city states in the south of Italy. From the 8th century BCE, the Greeks established colonies along the coasts of Sicily and southern
Written by Cynthia C. Polsley, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom And I said to him: ‘Who are those two poor sinners who give off smoke like wet hands in the winter and lie so close to you upon the right?’ ‘I found them here,’ he answered, ‘when I rained down to this rocky slope; they’ve not
The other day a student told me that, during her studies as an art student, she had to sculpt a small statue as an assignment for one of her courses. She did so without having put much thought into it. The professor approached her and started praising her work, giving it much more and much
By Anya Leonard “We passed along the coastline of Epirus To port Chaonia, where we put in, Below Buthrotum on the height… I saw before me Troy in miniature A slender copy of our massive tower, A dry brooklet named Xanthus…and I pressed My body against a Scaean Gate. Those with me Feasted their eyes
Virgil or Publius Vergilius Maro, his full name, is one of the most celebrated and influential of the ancient Roman poets. His work was loved during his lifetime and has survived through the ages. It is believed that he authored several small poems during his life. However he is often remembered for three books in particular.