Classical Greece & Rome
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I was listening to one of Fr. Sheen's talks the other day; and he spoke at length about how one can find in Classical authors either a general yearning for the perfect man - or a fairly specific prophecy that he will come among us. 

Virgil, for example, in ECLOGUE IV:

Quote: Now the Virgin returns, and Saturn's reign returns;
Now a new generation is sent down from high heaven.
Only, chaste Lucina, favour the child at his birth,
By whom, first of all, the iron age will end,
And a golden race arise in all the world.....

And it goes on, "great Achilles will again be sent to Troy."  Etc. 

So I'm wondering whether there's been a study of this sort of prophecy - or intense yearing that one can find in the Greek tragic playwrights for example - among the Classical Greeks & Romans. 

Anyone know of a good source? 

Cheers all!

~Cawbs



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Classical Greece & Rome - by Micawber - 02-02-2012, 02:40 PM
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Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by Micawber - 02-02-2012, 03:19 PM
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