ONLINE! The Aeneid

Code: LH31205

Dates: April 28 - June 9, 2021

Meets: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Sessions: 7

Course Fee: $95.00

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Read and discuss Vergil’s Aeneid in English translation. Vergil set out to write an epic for the Roman world, one deeply indebted to Homer, but with an entirely different feel to it. Instead of the winner of a war trying to return home, in the Aeneid we have a group of refugees from a destroyed city searching for a new home. As Charlotte Higgins has said, “It is a foundation myth of a great and proud empire, but doubts seep out of it like water from a sieve.” Vergil’s Aeneid is one of the few works of western literature which has enjoyed 2,000 years of steady popularity. Look at the bright and the dark notes in this Roman poem.
Fee: $95.00

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Alice Garrett

Alice Garrett graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a degree in English Literature. She received her MA in Classical Studies in 1986 from Boston University. Since that time she taught high school Latin at Haverford High School and Lower Merion High School.

rosaliegarrett@gmail.com

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