Aeneas reflects Augustus in many ways – they both place duty and piety before their own comfort and interests. Both have to endure great hardships and struggles for many years before final victory is won and the greater community can enjoy peace and prosperity. Sometimes they needed to do dreadful things for the greater good and destiny of the Roman people. All who opposed them had to be destroyed.
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“Sometimes they needed to do dreadful things for the greater good and destiny of the Roman people”. It’s true, but I do not like it.
Ray and Cam, I cannot agree more strongly with what you both have said about how our respective governments have treated people seeking refuge. As an Australian Cam, I feel not just embarrassment but outrage and shame that this is done in my name. And let’s not forget the cause is the Western response to 9/11 and Australian and American roles.
Ta you two…