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The (Modern) Benefits of a Classical Education…

How refreshing it is to see a group of young people who are not only familiar with the work of Aristophanes, but who are also putting its insights to pubic-spirited use!

As we analyze the applicability of Aeschylus, we might offer a great big “Buon Compleanno” to the Italian epic poet Ludovico Ariosto, the author of Orlando Furioso; he was born in Reggio Emilia on this date in 1474.

Natura il fece, e poi roppe la stampa. (Nature made him, and then broke the mould.)

Orlando Furioso, X, 84

Titian’s “Portrait of a Man,” long believed to be Ariosto

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September 8, 2009 at 12:01 am

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