Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 21: STATIUS

Source: Erasmo di Valvasone (1523 – 1593)  *** STATIUS *** Poet Statius Learned to write from Aeneid Now he meets Virgil *** NOTE: Statius, author of the Thebaid, an epic poem about the Seven Against Thebes, learned how to write … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Summer Olympics Anecdotes

Lots of people considered Babe Didrikson Zaharias a natural athlete, but she denied it, saying that she worked very hard to be a successful athlete. When she was growing up, she ran everywhere and jumped hedges. She even asked her … Continue reading

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Corliss Lamont (1902-1995): I Am Mortal

The question of whether we are mortal or immortal is important because the answer can affect the way we live our life. After all, if we are afraid of death, we may be afraid to live. Also, a person who … Continue reading

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