Happy New Week

Way back in college, when we were learning a version of the story of how we learned to tell stories, we read The Iliad and then The Aeneid. I remember the teacher saying that the narrative arc in the Aeneid reflected a new set of values, a new model of hero for a different stage of civilization – society no longer needed warriors, but people who were builders instead, and this necessitated a reconceptualization of heroism.

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