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About Uncomely and Broken

I am a classicist in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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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Protected: Myth Spr 20: Medea

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Protected: Myth Spr 20: Jason and the Argonauts

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Myth Spr 20: Online test, & 2 pix of Heracles

March 20, 2020 Dear Classical Mythology students, Welcome to my blog, which I have been running for most of the last decade.  It’s a fairly low-tech venue, and one I am familiar with, so I have been thinking that it … Continue reading

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LATN 403 Spr 20: the new dispensation

  March 19, 2020 Dear Imperial Roman Prose students, Welcome to my blog, which I have been running for most of the last decade.  It’s a fairly low-tech venue, and one I am familiar with, so I have been thinking … Continue reading

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Protected: Basil Rathbone on accents

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Last Call

“Can we get Shenanigan’s?” Daniel asked me. Kelly’s out of town, and I had plans to make chili. I flinched a little. Shelter in place. Stay at home. These are the mantras of the day. “I just feel like,” he … Continue reading

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go figure

“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”–Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations  

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