Classics Calendar for January 13

Una and the Lion by Briton Rivière, from a story in
Book I of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queen

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

G. I. Gurdjieff (1866; died October 29, 1949) Armenian philosopher and mystic; Meetings with Remarkable Men

Died on this day:

Edmund Spenser (1599; born Unknown Date, 1552) English poet; The Faerie Queen; also, The Shepherd's Calendar; "Amoretti"; "Epithalamion"

James Joyce (1941; born February 2, 1882) Irish novelist, short-story writer, and poet; Ulysses; Dubliners; A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Finnegans Wake

Bonus Classic:

The Lotus Sutra (before 286 CE) Indian Buddhist text; the basis of several schools of Buddhism, it teaches that all schools are valid; all beings are already Buddhas; and non-intellectual devotion is essential.

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