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“Man Proposes, God Disposes,” Part 1

“Man Proposes, God Disposes,” Part 1

A bust of Virgil from his tomb at Naples, Italy. PHOTO: A. Hunter Wright Late in the year 40 BCE, the young Roman poet Virgil composed a poem to celebrate his patron Pollios on the latter's ascension to consulship. The poem has come down to us as Virgil's Fourth Eclogue. In it the poet praises Pollios in his praise of the blossoming promise of [...]