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Seminar: Jane Mallison, Meeting Virgil's Aeneid

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:00 AM Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00 AM Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM
Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required

Arma virumque cano – the three opening words of this Roman epic are familiar to many who have no Latin at all. Their literal translation, “I sing of arms and the man,” openly invites readers in-the-know to think of Homer’s Iliad (lots of “arms”) and the Odyssey (yes, Odysseus is indeed “The Man”). Written at the request of the Roman Emperor Augustus, this first-century BCE epic is much more than a piece of propaganda designed to make Rome great again. We’ll read books one through six (of twelve) in Robert Fagles’ fine translation (2006).

This seminar takes place Thursdays at 11:00 AM on the Zoom Meetings platform:

July 9: Book I
July 23: Books II and III
August 6: Books IV and V
August 13: Book VI

Details for joining are available to registrants. The Robert Fagles translation is available as a free e-book at this link, or purchase your own print copy from the Corner Bookstore.

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