Saturday, March 21, 2009
March 21: 1,000 Years of History on the Surface of a Shield (Vol. 13: pp. 280-292)
Another encounter with Virgil's "Aeneid," this time about a magic shield that Venus, Aeneas' mom, obtained from Vulcan, Aeneas' pop, by way of seductive witchery. With this magic shield, Aeneas can a thousand years into the future. Not that it does him much good.