Author Archives: Uncomely and Broken

About Uncomely and Broken

I am a classicist in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Protected: Myth Spr 20: Hippolytus

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 2 & 3

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LATN 403 Spr 20: Intro to Agricola & chap. 1

This blogcast on Tacitus’s Agricola is divided into three section. Please scroll down and listen to the audio recordings under each section. Brief Introduction to Tacitus  Life of Agricola Up to Governorship of Britain Preface to the Agricola *** Some … Continue reading

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 21

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Don’t go to Tennessee

From The Lexington Herald Leader (March 27, 2020): Beshear warns: Kentuckians crossing into Tennessee could bring coronavirus back home “I cannot control that Tennessee has not taken the steps that we have,” [Kentucky Gov. Andy] Beshear said. “…I need you … Continue reading

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Protected: Private: Myth Spr 20: Theseus

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Notes from the Corona Diary: goobye, Ronnie Mac

Tonight, on the advice of friends, we watched Knives Out with the boys. It’s a fun movie, a good old-fashioned murder mystery with twists and turns, the sort of things you smile at the whole time. Sitting with the boys … Continue reading

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: open book exam, due Sun April 5th at noon Central

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LATN 403 Spr 20: SYLLABUS

Dear Latin 403 class, Circumstances in the world have changed radically, have they not?  As we move to the last part of our class on Latin prose of the Empire, we will no longer be able to meet in person, … Continue reading

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Back to the office, or unlearning the old normal

This is my office. The place that has been the center of my working life for a decade and a half here at the University of the South in Sewanee. It’s in the basement of Gailor Hall, but it has … Continue reading

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