Nunc scio quid sit amor

Nunc scio quid sit amor

Vergil, The Aeneid, Book VIII, line 43. 

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Virgil flanked by two Muses, Bardo Museum, Tunisia

The Roman poet Virgil, seated with a sheet of scrolls in his hand, is attended by two Mousai, Kleio the Muse of history with a scroll, and Melpomene the Muse of tragedy with a tragic mask.

 

Now I know what love is.

September 21st is the day Publius Vergilius Maro, also known as just Vergil or Virgil, died in Naples in 19 B.C. I know what love is now because reading his Aeneid or hearing the stories of how he influenced others such as Horace are inspiring and up-lifting.

Get to know Virgil. Read Virgil. I am still waiting for the day when I can finish his works. When you think you don’t have enough to read or are bored, read Virgil, and fall in love again.

Remember, ancient literature can inspire you and remove yourself from the everyday depressions and anxieties. When you see heroes in turmoil and overcoming obstacles, you see yourself being able to do the same in this life. Learn Latin and enjoy the reading twice in addition to learning English better.

 

 

 

 

 

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