Entries from July 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The Glory of Spain (Claudian, Laus Serenae 50-69)

In honor of Spain’s recent world cup victory,┬áhere’s a bit of Claudian on the glories of Spain (Hispania to the Romans): Claudian Laus Serenae Quid dignum memorare tuis, Hispania, terris vox humana valet? primo levat aequore solem India: tu fessos exacta luce iugales proluis inque tuo respirant sidera fluctu. dives equis, frugum facilis, pretiosa metallis, […]