Archives for: April 2010


Permalink 11:39:23 pm, by Chris Jones Email , 34 words, 1706 views   English (US)
Categories: Fun & Games

Vir Ferreus

The fact that Scarlett Johanssen’s character (in the new Iron Man II film) speaks Latin should triple the number of high-school boys lining up to study the language…

Permalink 10:22:05 pm, by Chris Jones Email , 24 words, 854 views   English (US)
Categories: News, Roman Culture

"Ista Mulier Invida"?

In the wake of the British media’s flap over Gordon Brown’s “bigot” gaffe, let’s rerun this post on the campaign of Publius Scipio Nascia.


Permalink 11:36:43 pm, by Chris Jones Email , 45 words, 3462 views   English (US)
Categories: Announcements

Eheu fugaces...labuntur dies

With apologies to Horace…blogging is just not an option these days–quam negotiis astrictus sum. Look for blogging to resume in May. In the meantime…a good answer from Lively Latin for a question I hear all the time…


Permalink 10:45:36 pm, by Chris Jones Email , 475 words, 4633 views   English (US)
Categories: Ovid's exile poetry

Fiat ab ingenio mollior ira meo

The 578 lines of Tristia II is Ovid’s formal defense against Caesar’s ira. The book is a natural segue from the raw and immediate poetry of book I–written (in) mediis…aquis and inter fera murmura ponti (I.4…7). The initial shock has worn off; time on the Pontic shore has lifted the fog of emotion, and the cause of exile can be reviewed more critically.



Permalink 11:26:23 pm, by Chris Jones Email , 27 words, 3295 views   English (US)
Categories: Announcements


Short break for maintenance…the comment section is really getting out of control (score one for the spammers). Should be up and running again after the weekend.

Qui sciet quae quoque sint modo dicenda, nisi tamen in procinctu paratamque ad omnis casus habuerit eloquentiam, velut clausis thesauris incubabit.

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