by fate to seek a new land for himself, his family, and the survivors
of Troy, Aeneas abandons Carthage and his lover Dido. His pietas, his
sense of devotion to gods and his people, is nowhere more evident, and
nowhere more destructive.
"The story of Dido's
tragedy has always been the best known part of the Aeneid. It was a
favoured theme in twelfth century French romances; in Chaucer's House
of Fame it has twice as much space as the rest of the Aeneid; Marlowe's
Dido, Queen of Carthage is among the most familiar dramas on the subject,
and the operas of Purcell and Berlioz are well known. It has been said
that Dido is the only character created by a Roman poet to pass into
world literature." --R.D. Williams, The Aeneid of Virgil, Books 1-6.
New York, 1972, p. 332.
(Wilfried) Stroh has held the rank of professor of classical philology
at the University of Munich since 1976. He is particularly interested
in Roman love poetry, oratory, prosody, and in Neo-Latin. Professor Stroh
is fond of using Latin in his writing and conversation and, when he encounters
young people who are eager for learning, he strives to instruct them in
the art of spoken Latin. He is, with the Czech musiciaJan Novák, the
founder and editor of LVDI LATINI, which provides a venue for Latin art
written the following books: Ovid in the Judgement of Posterity,
Roman Love Elegy as Courtship Poetry, Arrangement and Strategy
(on Cicero’s Court Speeches), Specimens of Latin Versification,
Love on the Learned Mount, and various Apocrypha. He has for the
past fifteen years directed the Society for the Staging of the LVDI LATINI,
Stroh’s performance of Aeneid Book IV was recorded digitally on April
10, 2000 by musician Georg Spoettl. Wolfgang Wagner, a school teacher,
provided technical assistance. Both Spoettl and Wagner live in Munich.
(siue Wilfried) Stroh inde ab A. D. MCMLXXVI in uniuersitate Monacensi
munus professoris ordinarii philologiae classicae exercet. maxime studet
rebus amatoriis, oratoriis, metricis, litteris Neolatinis. Latino sermone
et in dicendo et in scribendo saepe uti solet, per colloquia Latina studiosam
iuuentutem erudire conatur, interdum etiam carminibus ludit. una cum Iano
Novák musico Moravo condidit et edidit LVDOS LATINOS, in quibus musicis
Latinisque artibus locus datur.
hos libros: Ovid im Urteil der Nachwelt; Die römische Liebeselegie als
werbende Dichtung; Taxis und Taktik (zu Ciceros Gerichtsreden); Proben
lateinischer Verskunst; Amor in Monte Docto; Apocrypha (entlegene Schriften).
iam XV annos praeses gubernat Sodalitatem LVDIS LATINIS faciundis e.V.
IV Idus Apriles Valahfridus cum Aeneďdos librum quartum legeret a Georgio
Spoettl musico Monacensi digitaliter exceptus est adiuvante Wolfgango
Wagner grammatico Monacensi.