Category Archives: Rome

Rainy evening reflections

It’s raining in Sewanee, and will be for the next few days, they say. Springtime has always been the season of showers around here, of course, a small price to pay for the green of the trees and grass. It’s … 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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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 24

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Protected: Myth Spr 20: House of Cadmus

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 21

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“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

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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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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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