Category Archives: Language & Etymology

Protected: Myth Spr 20: Oedipus at Colonus

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in Bible, Cemeteries & Funerals, Classics, Drama, Education, Film, Language & Etymology, Military, Music, Mythology, Poetry, Statues & Monuments, Time

Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 30

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in Classics, Drama, Education, Emblems, England, Film, Italy, Language & Etymology, Military, Music, Nautical, Poetry, Rome, Scotland, Slavery, Trees & Flowers

Protected: Myth Spr 20: Antigone

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in Bible, Cemeteries & Funerals, Classics, Dogs, Drama, Education, England, Language & Etymology, Military, Mythology, Poetry, Race, The South

Protected: Myth Spr 20: Bacchae

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in Animals, Bible, Cartoons, Cemeteries & Funerals, Classics, Drama, Education, Film, Italy, Language & Etymology, Military, Music, Mythology, Poetry, Pontius Pilate, Rome, Saints, Trees & Flowers

Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 24

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in Cartoons, Classics, Education, England, Ireland, Language & Etymology, Military, Music, Nautical, Rome, Scotland, Slavery

Protected: Myth Spr 20: Hippolytus

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in Animals, Dogs, Drama, Language & Etymology, Mythology, Sports & Games, Uncategorized

Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 21

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in Classics, England, Film, Language & Etymology, Military, Rome, Sewanee, Slavery, Time

“Thoroughly Useless Nation”: Mommsen on the Irish

From Theodor Mommsen (trans. William P. Dickson) History of Rome, Vol. 4 (London 1867), Book 5, Chapter 7, pp. 286-87 (link here) Mind you, an edition of this work won a goddam Nobel Prize for Literature in 1902 In the mighty … Continue reading

Posted in Classics, Ireland, Language & Etymology, Race, Rome, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Order of the Adjectives

Adjectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that word order in the slightest you’ll sound like a maniac.” So Mark … Continue reading

Posted in England, Language & Etymology | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Classics, Education, England, Italy, Language & Etymology, Rome, Sewanee, Time, Trees & Flowers, Uncategorized | 3 Comments