Responses to Virgil’s epic poem over the last two thousand years – from poetry to the visual arts – remains a central part of the history of western civilization.
Pindar was one of the most celebrated lyricists of antiquity. Today he is often dismissed, though, as Richard Stoneman believes, his ability to take modern readers to the heart of Greek ideas should not be overlooked.
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Nathan Altman (1889-1970), Portrait of Anna Akhmatova, 1914, oil on canvas, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg.