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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 – 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 Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Be like a rocky promontory against which the restless surf continually pounds; it stands fast while the churning sea is lulled to sleep at its feet. I hear you say, “How unlucky that this should happen to me!” Not at … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Letters of Pliny the Younger

On August 24, 79 A.D., Pliny witnessed the eruption of Vesuvius.  His uncle, Pliny the Elder, passed away attempting to both investigation this horrendous event but also in helping fellow refugees.  In respect for that, we thought we should take … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Aeneid – Virgil

Arma virumque cano  – Virgil “I sing of arms and of a man…” Virgil’s masterpiece, the Aeneid is a Latin epic poem widely regarded as one of the greatest master works of that genre.  It is a retelling of the legend of … Continue reading

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