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Event Series Event Series: The Aeneid by Virgil

The Aeneid by Virgil

October 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


featuring James J. O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, October 31, November 7, & November 14

“The greatest of Western epic poems…Virgil’s story of the journey of Aeneas has been a part of our cultural heritage for so many centuries that it’s all too easy to lose sight of the poem itself—of its brilliantly cinematic depiction of the sack of Troy; the monstrous hunger of the harpies; the intensity of Dido’s love for the hero, and the blackness of her despair; and the violence that Aeneas and his men must endure before they can settle in Italy and build the civilization whose roots we still claim as our own.”—University of Chicago Press

“One of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world…an unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times.”—Penguin Classics

“Virgil’s Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism–the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate–that has influenced writers for over 2,000 years. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express, The Aeneid is a book for all the time and all people.”—Bantam Classics

TUITION: $45, includes a copy of the book

Register online or call 919.962.1544

***This Great Books session will meet on Wednesday mornings instead of Tuesday mornings.***

Please note that the image may not reflect the edition being used for the reading group.


October 31, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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