Peter Aicher is Professor of Classics at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, where he frequently teaches courses on Homer and Virgil, in translation and in Greek and Latin. He combines these literary interests with a fascination with the city of Rome, which has resulted in several books and numerous articles and talks. He recently designed a course entitled “The City of Rome: Romulus and Mussolini,” which explores how an architectural language of power has evolved and persisted over the millennia. This is only the first part of Professor Aicher’s talk. In the second part, he used maps of Rome and the ancient world to show where the events described in the Aeneid took place.
This talk was part of the Winter Weekend seminar on Virgil’s Aeneid in March 2008.We welcome your feedback on this Peter Aicher podcast.