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Course starts January 9, 2023

Vergil's Aeneid and the Origins of Western Culture

Mondays, 8:00 PM

6 sessions, 90 minutes

114 eur

Registration for courses lasts until December 30, 2022.

One of the best ways to understand the central features of the culture of the West is to read the great epic poems of Homer, Vergil, Dante, and Milton. These poems set forth fundamental insights into nature, human nature, and the divine. They help to establish the intellectual backbone of the West. This course will be a systematic reading and analysis of one of these epics: Vergil's Aeneid.

Vergil (70 B.C. to 19 B.C.), writing in the age of the first Roman emperor, tells the story of the origins of Rome and celebrates what he considers to be the values and ideals that constitute Roman greatness. T.S. Eliot called Vergil the 'father of Europe.'


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Course starts January 9, 2023

Mondays, 8:00 PM

We will use the English translation by L. R. Lind, and copies of the entire text in English (in pdf) will be provided for all participants. We will read the entire poem; weekly discussions will emphasize key parts of the epic.

Ability to read academic texts and to discuss in English.

Degree of knowledge required

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Participants do not need to have previous knowledge of the topic of the seminar or of the authors or the literature used.


William Carroll is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China. At the same time, he is a guest professor of philosophy at Hongyi Honorary College of Wuhan University. He deals with European history and the history of science; the topic of the Aristotelian understanding of science in medieval Islam, Judaism and Christianity, in addition to developing the doctrine of creation ex nihilo. He also works in South America, where he lectures and organizes workshops on Thomas Aquinas and contemporary science. He is the author of several books.

As a senior researcher, he leads seminars at the Collegium of Anton Neuwirth on the relationship between metaphysics and contemporary science and on the concept of creation ex nihilo.

Capacity of course is 14 participants.


Cancellation conditions

Withdrawal time:

  • Less than 48 hours before the start of the course

  • From the end of the registration process to 48 hours before the start of the course

  • Before the end of the registration process

Cancellation policy:

  • 100% of the total price of the course

  • 50% of the total price of the course

  • 0% of the total price of the course

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