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Virgil and the Aeneid

Patrick Guinan Chicago, Illinois, United States   “Arma virumque canto.—I sing of arms and of a man” Virgil reading the Aeneid to Augustus and his sister Octavia, Jean Baptiste Wicar, c.1790,  Art Institute of Chicago, In the painting Octavia has fainted on hearing the name of her dead son, who may have been murdered by […]