Posts Tagged by Virgil
|July 6, 2017||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
While thus in distant region moves the war,
down to bold Turnus Saturn’s daughter sends
celestial Iris. In a sacred vale,
the seat of worship at his grandsire’s tomb,
Pilumnus, Faunus’ son, the hero mused.
And thus the wonder-child of Thaumas called
with lips of rose Read more…
|June 1, 2017||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
“When Aeneas now
The tribute of sepulchral vows had paid
Beside the funeral mound, and o’er the seas
Stillness had fallen, he flung forth his sails,
And leaving port pursued his destined way.
Freshly the night-winds breathe; the cloudless moon
Outpours upon his path unstinted beam,
And with far-trembling glory smites the sea.”
|February 22, 2017||Filled under Community, Featured, Topic for Discussion||
We have all heard stories of “book burnings” that leave us with a sense of horror at the irretrievable loss of priceless literary and artistic treasures. In some cases, as in the burning of the Library of Alexandria, the true cause of the burning will probably never be known. In other cases, a specific political intent to suppress the content of the books is the cause, as in widespread book burning in Nazi Germany. But what is most puzzling is the destruction of their own works by authors, composers, or artists, often for complex reasons related to their posthumous reputation. Read more…
|February 1, 2017||Filled under Book Club, Featured|
“when Anchises, my father, ordered us to set sail with destiny:
I left my native shore with tears, the harbour and the fields
where Troy once stood. I travelled the deep, an exile,
with my friends and my son, and the great gods of our house.”
This month’s selection picks up the story of Aeneas on his wanderings, and his encounter with Dido—Virgil’s Aeneid Books 3 and 4. Read more…
|December 2, 2015||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
Virgil, who lived during the same era as Augustus, wrote the Aeneid. This epic poem tells the story of the Trojan hero Aeneas and his adventures to found a new city in Italy and to start a new generation for the beginning of Rome. Augustus is cited several times in the Aeneid. This Gallery will show pictures of art inspired from the Aeneid and from the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire. You will see Aeneas, his mother Venus, Dido, several pictures of Augustus and many more. Read more…
|November 24, 2015||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
Our December Book Club selection is Book 1 and Book 2 of Virgil’s Aeneid.
I sing of arms and the man, he who, exiled by fate,
first came from the coast of Troy to Italy, and to
Lavinian shores – hurled about endlessly by land and sea,
by the will of the gods, by cruel Juno’s remorseless anger,
long suffering also in war, until he founded a city…
|November 12, 2015||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
We were delighted to welcome Gregory Nagy for a CHS Open House discussion to introduce Virgil’s Aeneid.
In connection with this discussion you might like to read the first chapter of Homer the Classic, ‘Homer the Classic in the Age of Virgil’, which is available on CHS. Read more…
|November 10, 2015||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion||
Andromache is a fascinating woman. Following her different bedfellows or husbands, we learn about her life. Andromache appears in many texts, among them the Iliad, Euripides’ play Andromache, the Aeneid, and the French play Andromache written by Racine who offers another perspective about Andromache.
Her name means battle of a man, from ἀνδρός of a man and μάχη battle. How come, with such a strong name, she is so powerless and has no control over her life?
|October 20, 2015||Filled under Book Club, Community, Featured||
We are excited to share the upcoming Hour 25 Book Club selections. Look out for further announcements and forum threads nearer the time!
November 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m EST—Chapter 2 ‘Singers: Performance and Training’ and Chapter 5 ‘Songs and the Song’ from Singer of Tales by Albert B. Lord
December 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m EST—Book 1 and Book 2 of Aeneid by Virgil
January 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m EST—Epic of Gilgamesh
February 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m EST—Beowulf Read more…