Book Club | February 2017: Virgil Aeneid

"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

Gallery: Virgil and Augustan Period

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… Read more