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Luncheon and Lecture | No Certain Home: Wanderings in this World in Vergil and Augustine.


Join us for our next Luncheon and Lecture series at the Gleacher Center! Conveniently scheduled right after morning classes end, these luncheons will take place once per quarter in the 4th Floor North Lounge of the Gleacher Center. Luncheons are open to all. Tuition is $35, and includes lunch and the lecture.

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WINTER LUNCHEON AND LECTURE | No Certain Home:  Wanderings in this World in Vergil and Augustine

The hero of Vergil's Aeneid is a loser. A refugee from war, he seeks a city that does not yet exist, and which he does not know, in a landscape he does not recognize. He will never reach it. What Aeneas wants, of course, is his wife and home back. He cannot have them. Augustine was a profound reader of Vergil and studied the Aeneid in writing his Confessions. His own extraordinary musings on love, loss, and longing bear everywhere the surprising imprint of the Roman classic.


Clifford Ando, the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities; Professor of Classics, History, and Law, and in the College; Chair, Department of Classics, and Spokesperson, Committee of the Council, University of Chicago.

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