International Institute for Culture

 
HEROES IN THE HAND OF AN ANGRY GODDESS: PERSEVERANCE AND HOPE IN THE AENEID
 

 
TIME:
 
January 11, 2018    7:00 PM       
 
EVENT DESCRIPTION:
 
The next presentation in an on-going monthly series on the Great Books and the Catholic Liberal Arts. 
 
Why does a good person suffer? "Heroes in the Hand of an Angry Goddess" examines how the Latin poet Virgil answered this question in an origin story: the story of a man’s disintegration for the sake of another good. The Aeneid is famous for patriotic propaganda and the assimilation of Greek stories for a very Roman end, but it also tells us much more. It tells some surprising things about the ancient Romans and perhaps even more surprising things about ourselves. It certainly tells us why it is so hard to make a good Superman movie in the twenty-first century. 
 
The speaker: Stephen C. Córdova is the Latin instructor at Martin Saints Classical High School. With over twenty years of teaching in the Liberal Arts, he brings a lively speaking style and passion for ancient texts. 
 
Light refreshments will be served after the talk. 
 
 
Upcoming talks: 
 
 
8th February - Augustine’s Confessions 
 
8th March - Dante’s Divine Comedy: Inferno 
 
12th April - Dante’s Divine Comedy: Purgatorio 
 
10th May - Dante’s Divine Comedy: Paradiso 
 
 

Individual: $10/each
   

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