I teach Classics at the University of the South in Tennessee.

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  1. William Key Ransone says:

    Keep coming to your site when looking for latin translations. Always a great pleasure! Your title sounds right on, like I know it, quite beautiful, but whence?

    • Many thanks for your kind words, William. I will keep the Latin translations coming, as they’re fun to do. The blog title is taken from Yeats’ poem, Aedh Tells of the Rose in His Heart:

      All things uncomely and broken, all things worn out and old,
      The cry of a child by the roadway, the creak of a lumbering cart,
      The heavy steps of the ploughman, splashing the wintry mould,
      Are wronging your image that blossoms a rose in the deeps of my heart.

      The wrong of unshapely things is a wrong too great to be told;
      I hunger to build them anew and sit on a green knoll apart,
      With the earth and the sky and the water, remade, like a casket of gold
      For my dreams of your image that blossoms a rose in the deeps of my heart.

  2. William Ransone says:

    Salve amice ! si valetis gaudeo ; ego valeo. Came upon this page and remembered having contacted you. Since then have been in very fréquent touch with a guy in Hawai’i, James Rumford, who does a Horace blog that’s pretty cool, with word for word translations and then for real literary translations. You may well know each other, but if not you should check it out.
    Servus tuus fidelis. Guillelmus Lutetianus Barbatus

  3. elliot cramer says:

    Interesting to read about Boxill. I always thought she was in it up to her ears. She is no longer Director of the Parr Center for Ethics or senior lecturer in Philosophy

  4. Beeline Noel says:

    More like “un-Chumley and broken Tennessee Tuxedo” if you ask me.

  5. Rich Reust says:

    Outstanding commentary regarding bullshit v. horseshit. However facts of reality get in the way . Most , if not all theology , political science ( oxymoron ) , law, philosophy ( major B.S. ), etc, etc, etc; is bullshit. Being based on nothing more than unproven assumptions ( opinions / axioms ) . Hence BULLSHIT. I give you such idiotic examples such as the Law of Causality. Infinite regress comes to mind . Well thought outbullshit , I must admit , but bullshit nonetheless.

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