Category Archives: Astronomical

Nubibus Atris

Nubibus atris condita nullum fundere possunt sidera lumen. So run the first four lines of the final poem in Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, Book 1. These eight words, so skillfully arranged, convey with precision a primary theme of the Consolatio‘s … Continue reading

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O Stelliferi Conditor Orbis

In the Medieval Latin class I’m teaching this term, we’re now reading Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy. (If you’ve not read it before, stop wasting time on-line and read it now.)  The Consolatio is partially written in prose, partially in verse, … Continue reading

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Protected: Constellations in the Cupboard

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Protected: Render unto Facebook: The Classical Background of the “Page 56” Meme

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Protected: A Star, A Star, Dancing in the Night

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A Bear in Sewanee

This morning around 4:20am a black bear was seen running toward the dining hall on campus.  Reports of garbage strewn in different areas have also been reported, read a post from the Sewanee police in an e-mail message earlier this … Continue reading

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Protected: An Empty Library, A Tower of Wind

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Protected: One Small Misstep

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The Hills of Sewanee

The Hills of Sewanee Sewanee Hills of dear delight, Prompting my dreams that used to be, I know you are waiting me still to-night By the Unika Range of Tennessee. The blinking stars in endless space, The broad moonlight and … Continue reading

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