Category Archives: Italy

RIP Stanley Crouch

Stanley Crouch came to speak at Sewanee in the mid-2000s as part of the “How Then Shall We Live?” series. Below is the author picture he sent. When I picked him up at the Nashville airport, he emerged from the … Continue reading

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Get you a man who looks at you the way young Charlie looks at the Portland Vase

From Make Me An Offer (1954), Peter Finch’s first film in which he plays Charlie, an antiques dealer specializing in Wedgewood. Not a well-known movie, but it’s on Youtube, at least for now. Here is the young Charlie (Richard O’Sullivan) in … Continue reading

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 30

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola, chap. 28

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Protected: Myth Spr 20: Bacchae

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Little mysteries in an old edition of Cicero

See this update How this book came into my possession, I really can’t say, but it’s probably the oldest one I own, a copy of select orations of Cicero (together with Asconius’ commentary) as well as De Senectute and De … Continue reading

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Dante Purgatorio cantos 22-23 cartoons

About 20 years ago, former student of mine at Boston College made these cartoons for me of Purgatorio cantos 22-23, on the Prodigal and the Gluttonous. She dashed them off, but I think they’re really wonderful.

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Notes on Ovid’s Fasti 1.1-288

These are some notes I made for a class I taught over two decades ago at Boston College on Ovid’s Fasti, his epic poem on the Roman calendar,  At that time, there wasn’t a good commentary on Book 1, although … Continue reading

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Ovid’s Priapus (Notes on Fasti 1.391-441)

These are some notes I made for a class I taught over two decades ago at Boston College on Ovid’s Fasti, his epic poem on the Roman calendar,  At that time, there wasn’t a good commentary on Book 1, although … Continue reading

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Protected: The Afterlife of the Gifts of the Magi

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