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4 09, 2017

Virgil – the Aeneid – Roman poetry

By |2019-01-24T05:51:34-07:00September 4th, 2017|Literature, Romans|0 Comments

The death of Dido, Queen of Carthage, from an illustrated copy of Virgil's Aeneid, about 400 AD Who was Virgil? Virgil was a poet who lived during the civil wars in Rome and then in the time of the Roman Emperor Augustus, just before the birth of Jesus Christ. The Late Republic More Latin literature All our [...]

3 09, 2017

Latin Literature – the writers of ancient Rome

By |2019-08-04T09:19:47-07:00September 3rd, 2017|Literature, Romans|0 Comments

Latin literature: A Roman papyrus scroll from a library of Epicurean philosophy (Herculaneum, Italy) Where did Latin come from? The Roman Empire lasted for more than a thousand years, so there was plenty of time to produce a lot of writing. Latin, an Indo-European language, was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet, with some letters [...]

16 07, 2017

Trojan Horse Story – Greek mythology

By |2019-09-13T06:48:40-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks|13 Comments

Earliest picture of the Trojan Horse story, on a  Greek vase ca. 670 BC The end of the Trojan War After the events of the Iliad and the death of Hector, the Trojan War still wasn't over. Neither the Greeks nor the Trojans seemed to be able to win, until one of the Greek kings, Odysseus of [...]