Entries from October 2007

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

What to pray for (Juvenal, Satire 10.346-366)

[audio:http://blogs.dickinson.edu/archive/images/what-to-pray-for.mp3] nil ergo optabunt homines? si consilium uis, permittes ipsis expendere numinibus quid conueniat nobis rebusque sit utile nostris; nam pro iucundis aptissima quaeque dabunt di. carior est illis homo quam sibi. nos animorum 350 inpulsu et caeca magnaque cupidine ducti coniugium petimus partumque uxoris, at illis notum qui pueri qualisque futura sit uxor. ut […]

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

He’s Dug a Trench: a song for Professor Fitts

This is a song for the retiring professor Fitts in Classical Studies and Archaeology, a hymn to his achievements and stature. It includes a brief mention of his resemblance to the Roman emperor Vespasian (see the photo below). The melody is from an old English folksong, “I Drew My Ship into the Harbor.” [audio:http://blogs.dickinson.edu/archive/images/hes-dug-a-trench.mp3] He’s […]