Posts Tagged by Virgil
|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…