Epic Poetry with Gerald Weiss: War, Women, Wrath and Worship in Vergil’s The Aeneid
Thursday, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:30 – noon.
Through a process known as “Passing Over,” selected passages in Vergil’s Aeneid will be examined for relevance in today’s world – violence, war, justice, fate and destiny, the place of women in society then and now, and the role of Roman Imperial Theology. Comparisons of Roman Empire Christianity to our own country’s ideology and policies will be explored, as will thinking about one’s own journey and destiny. Four-part series on Thursdays in February. Gerald Weiss has undergraduate and master’s degrees in Classical Languages from St. Louis University and a PH.D in Philosophy and Theology, from Gregorian University (Rome). He has taught Philosophy/Theology/Religious Studies at various universities, as well as having published one book and written numerous articles for educational, religious and spiritual periodicals and journals. Registration required.