Entries from December 2008

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

A look at snow (Horace, Odes 1.9)

Thanks to Wells Hansen of Milton Academy for this guest spot![Audio clip: view full post to listen] Vides ut alta stet nive candidum Soracte, nec iam sustineant onus   silvae laborantes, geluque     flumina constiterint acuto? dissolue frigus ligna super foco large reponens atque benignius   deprome quadrimum Sabina,     o Thaliarche, merum diota. permitte divis cetera, qui simul […]

Monday, December 8th, 2008

A view from the Palatine (Claudian, Panegyricus de sexto consulatu Honorii Augusti 39-52)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Non alium certe decuit rectoribus orbis esse larem, nulloque magis se colle potestas aestimat et summi sentit fastigia iuris; attollens apicem subiectis regia rostris tot circum delubra videt tantisque deorum cingitur excubiis! iuvat infra tecta Tonantis cernere Tarpeia pendentes rupe Gigantas caelatasque fores mediisque volantia signa nubibus et […]