Mary E. V. McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize
Monday, December 3rd at 5:30 pm | HUMN 250
Virgil’s Chaonian Doves
Reading Hesiod in Eclogues 5 and 9
Classics PhD candidate, Samuel Hahn
On one level, Virgil’s Eclogues consider the tension between Latin poetry and the Roman state. With the image of doves assailed by an eagle Virgil frames this discussion in Hesiodic terms. Ultimately, by engaging with Hesiod’s Works and Days throughout his collection of pastoral poems, Virgil affirms the didactic role of the poet.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Mary E. V. McClanahan and the Department of Classics