The term Love Conquers All comes from this.
Shortly before the start of the first millennium, the Roman poet Virgil wrote “love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love.”
The phrase and the concept (in Latin and in English) caught on: a character in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, written in the late 1300s, wore a brooch engraved “Amor Vincit Omnia”; Caravaggio used the phrase as the title of his painting of Cupid in the early seventeenth century; the twentieth century poet Edgar Bowers reinterpreted the phrase all over again in the poem with that title.
The ideal Love Conquers All is captured in pretty much every romantic movie that has ever been made. It’s an ideal that many want to live by.
But do you Agree or Disagree that Love Conquers All?