Category Archives: Virgil

Poetry, the Road to Virtuous Action

Sir Philip Sidney believed that poetry was the most powerful means of leading us to virtuous action.

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Dear Frustrated in Love: Read a Classic

Literature is better than any self help book for relationship guidance.

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Fired by Happy Valley, JoPa Is No Aeneas

Just as Rasselas questions Samuel Johnson’s Happy Valley, so do Penn State students find themselves questioning their own Happy Valley after the child abuse scandal. Coach Joe Paterno admired Aeneas, and many feel abandoned like Queen Dido.

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