Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thanks, Pope Francis

So this incredible illuminated manuscript of Virgil's Aeneid has been scanned and put online by the Vatican, believe it or not. If you don't know, The Aeneid is an epic poem written after the manner of Homer's Odyssey, mostly to flatter Augustus Caesar. I've actually read it, last year when I was plowing through all the ancient epic poetry I could handle (which means Homer, Virgil, and Ovid). This is a nice move from the Vatican, considering the pagan nature of the poem. Cool stuff. Thanks, Pope Francis!

1 comment:

  1. This pope has definitely taken a different approach. Dare I even suggest that he may bring the Catholic church into the 21st Century?