John Lessingham

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Joe Paterno's <i>Aeneid</i>

Joe Paterno's Aeneid

Joe Paterno, football coach, liked to talk about the Aeneid. He gave speeches about heroism and the Aeneid as early as the 1970s. It’s a central motif of his autobiography, Paterno: By the Book, and as recently as 2007, Paterno told GQ that the Aeneid has “probably had as much influence on me as anything in my life.”