Entries from August 2007

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Apollo the Doctor (Quintus Serenus, Liber Medicinalis pref., 318-328)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Phoebe, salutiferum quod pangimus adsere carmen inuentumque tuum prompto comitare fauore. tuque, potens artis, reduces qui tradere uitas nosti et in caelum manes reuocare sepultos, qui colis Aegeas, qui Pergama quique Epidaurum, qui quondam placida tectus sub pelle draconis Tarpeias arces atque inclita templa petisti depellens taetros praesenti […]

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

A Cyclops in Love (Ovid, Metamorphoses 13.789-797, 838-853)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]   Candidior folio nivei Galatea ligustri, floridior pratis, longa procerior alno, splendidior vitro, tenero lascivior haedo, levior adsiduo detritis aequore conchis, solibus hibernis, aestiva gratior umbra, mobilior damma, platano conspectior alta, lucidior glacie, matura dulcior uva, mollior et cycni plumis et lacte coacto, et, si non fugias, riguo formosior […]