The Louisiana Classicist

April 8, 2011

Aeneid in a new context

Filed under: link — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 9:57 am
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From Nathalie Roy (Episcopal):

A great article about the Aeneid in the NY Times

Out of Context

But one feature of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum seems above reproach: a quotation from Virgil’s “Aeneid” that will be inscribed on a wall in front of the victims’ remains.

The memorial inscription, “No day shall erase you from the memory of time” is an eloquent translation of the original Latin of “The Aeneid” — “Nulla dies umquam memori vos eximet aevo.”

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