Analects of the Core: Virgil on the urge to action

Dine hunc ardorem mentibus addunt, Euryale, an sua cuique deus fit dira cupido?

This urge to action, do the gods instill it, or is each man’s desire a god to him?

— Nisus, The Aeneid, Book IX, 184 f., trans. Robert Fitzgerald (Vintage, 1990). A discussion of the implications of this’ question of the “urge to action” is taking place in the EnCore message board on Facebook.

This urge to action, do the gods instill?This image and quote appeared on the back of the Spring 2010 Core tee-shirt

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