Tag Archives: Epic

Thought For the Day: All the Years Have Voice For Them That Will Hear; and Even the Simple Annals of the Common Place Events Have In Them the Heart of Epic Possibilities

“All the years have voices for them that will hear; and even the simple annals of the common place events have in them the heart of epic possibilities.” – Samuel Fallows

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Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse

I heard an interesting global reading of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  From this contrasted with the pandemic lockdown came: Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse by Michael Doyle As is the way of many a hero’s journey Enduring the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Virgil – Aeneid, Book Four

On previous postings related to this work, we have discussed both Virgil and the Aeneid.  Those postings might be revisited to understand the context of this fourth book looked at below.  For now and without ruining the telling found below, the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Paradise Lost – John Milton

As previously discussed the epic blank verse poem Paradise Lost was a sort of mirror to Virgil’s Aeneid.  It is considered by critics to be Milton’s major work.  The poem relates the Biblical tale of the fall of man through the temptation of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Virgil’s The Aeneid, Book 5

Due pressing time to get to other events that are necessities tonight such as visiting with my eldest daughter after her first canoe trip, let me suffice this to say we have discussed Virgil and The Aeneid previously. The Aendeid, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding died on October 8, 1754 Henry Fielding lived from April 22, 1707 until October 8, 1754.  During his life, this Englishman was a novelist and playwright known for his earthy satire and as the author of Tom Jones.  As … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Aeneid – Vergil

Virgil is believed to have died on September 21, 19 B. C. Pubilious Vergilius Maro was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period.  During his time, he wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin Literature.  These are … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Divine Comedy – Dante

The Divine Comedy was begun by The Supreme Poet, Dante Alighieri in 1308 and completed in 1320.  It is one of the greatest works in world literature and considered the preeminent piece of Italian literature.  Written in the Tuscan language and divided … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Paradise Lost – John Milton

John Milton was a 17th Century English poet.  He is considered one of greatest of the English poets ever. His major work is said to be Paradise Lost.  It is an epic poem written in blank verse and consists depending on … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Song of Roland, Part II –

It is said that Roland died at Roncesvaux on August 15, 778.  It is, therefore, only fitting that we discuss The Song of Roland (La Chanson de Roland).  This classic epic poem is based on the Battle of Roncevaux which occurred … Continue reading

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