Tuesday, March 20, 2012
One of my friends who is a superb Latinist is having her birthday coinciding with my next bread lesson. She insists that we not sing her happy birthday so I thought we would all chant a Latin poem together that had something do do with birthdays, like one of the ones from the Sulpicia cycle. Anyone have any good ideas?
Thursday, March 15, 2012
In reading Herodotus' Histories, I was always intrigued by the mysterious nomadic Scythians. Herodotus views them as fierce warriors and a people with a bizarre and mysterious culture. I am not a historian so the actual people that inspired his descriptions have not been anything more than a vague interest. However, I was excited to see an article in the New York Times about the sophistication of these ancient nomads.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
"κναπτόμενος δ'ἀλὶ δεινᾷ
σκύλλονμαι πρὸς ἀναύδων
παίδων τᾶς ἀμιάντου.
I slightly modified a line that reminded me of the way I feel this weekend. I don't think I altered the meter (although I could be wrong). Although it's pretty obvious, can anyone guess what this is from? I hope the rest of you had a better weekend than I did...