University of Toronto Press 1997
Dedicated to IRENE SLOAN, GEORGE MARTIN – “and all who guided my steps”.
In 1951-52, Father Lee was taught Virgil at the University of Toronto by Professor Donald Oakley Robson . In his will, Professor Robson made provision for classical lectures to be given, from time to time, by a distinguished scholar – and then published. This book is based on the fourth in the series of published Robson Classical Lectures.
- ABOUT QUESTING
Don Quixote de la Mancha
Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell
The Epic of Gilgamesh
- THE OLIVE TREE BED – Homer’s ODYSSEY
Odysseus’ quest for his home in Ithaka
for his son, Telemachus
and for his faithful wife, Penelope.
- THE GOLDEN BOUGH – Virgil’s AENEID
Aeneas’ quest for his destiny as the founder of Rome.
- THE HOLY GRAIL – Wagner’s PARSIFAL
the quest for the lost Holy Spear and its re-integration with the Holy Grail.
- THE ETERNAL FEMININE – Goethe’s FAUST
Faust’s quest for knowledge and his salvation thanks to the “eternal feminine”.
- WHAT ITHAKAS MEAN
Your quest to discover yourself.