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Callista

Callista

Death. Everlasting life. A reality that modern culture has almost completely lost. Yet, Saint John Henry Newman evoked this theme in his novel, Callista in an excellent and most beautiful way. Undoubtedly it is important how we live, but it’s…
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The Aeneid

The Aeneid

The Aeneid is the very first major literary work that proves the immense influence of Homer’s poem The Iliad. Virgil, its Latin author, wanted his whole life to become – literary and especially aesthetically – a faithful disciple of the blind Greek…
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The Iliad

The Iliad

There is no literary work which reflects better than The Iliad both the greatness and the desolation of war. Depicted with a large dose of narrative talent (of the same level – if not superior – as the talent of any…
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The Betrothed

The Betrothed

Alessandro Manzoni’s novel opens a window to the history of an Italy torn by war and the Italian Plague of 1629–1630. This is the dramatic context where we meet the two main characters, the fiances Renzo and Lucia. Their life…
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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

There is no literary work in the entire history of Western culture so influential as Homer’s Odyssey. Created, probably, in the 8th century before Christ, this masterpiece is an ode to the family. It describes the ten years journey which…
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