Here I ask the question whether the heroic, the practical, and the private (meditation/love etc.) are the three fundamental elements of Western culture, as they were at one time the divisions of Western literature. I hope to define and contrast each of these primary categories for the contemporary listener.
The Virgilian Triad: Heroic, Lyric, Georgic—the Centrality of the Ideas of War, Labor, and Meditation in Western Culture
March 27, 2019 | Podcasts
by Blanford Parker
Blanford Parker received his B.A. from Cornell College, studied Classics and English at University of Iowa, and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Harvard University. He taught graduate and undergraduate students for thirty-two years at Harvard, NYU, CUNY Graduate Center, Claremont Graduate School, and Ave Maria University. He has written and published books, articles, screenplays, and poems.