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Virgil’s Rumor and “Fake News”
Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera cum quinque vulgatis commentariis expolitissimisque figuris atque imaginibus nuper per Sebastianum Brant superadditis (Strasbourg: Johannis Grieninger, 1502) By: Ryan Cooper   Aeneid 4.173-188 Extemplo Libyae (More)
Catullus 101: Hello and Goodbye
Amiternum relief, first century BCE, showing a Roman funeral procession, in the Museo Nazionale d'Abruz (More)
Graecia Capta: Catullus and Philodemus
  By Mati Davis   Catullus 85 Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris? Nescio sed fieri sentio et excrucior.   Hating and loving. You might want to ask why, why do I do this. Ι᾽m at a loss, but it still h (More)
Graecia Capta: Sappho and Catullus
Artwork by Mati Davis, based on Lesbia and her Sparrow by Edward John Poynter and In the Days of Sappho by John William Godward By Mati Davis   Sappho 31   φαίνεταί μοι κῆνος ἴσος θέοισιν ἔμμεν᾽ ὤνηρ, ὄττις ἐνάντιός τοι (More)
Blinded by Love
Lesbia and her Sparrow, by Sir Edward John Poynter Catullus 83 by Lily Nesvold   Lesbia mi praesente viro mala plurima dicit: haec illi fatuo maxima laetitia est. mule, nihil senti (More)
The City in Peace
The Shield of Achilles Iliad 18.490-508 by Stephen Jagoe   ἐν δὲ δύω ποίησε πόλεις μερόπων ἀνθρώπων καλάς. ἐν τῇ μέν ῥα γάμοι τ' ἔσαν εἰλαπίναι τε, νύμφας δ' ἐκ θαλάμω (More)
Turpis Fausta
Lesbia and her Sparrow, 1860, artist unknown Turpis Fausta by Lily Nesvold   ōdī Faustam tantum, quae (ēn!) habet ōs, sane, turpe. Flaccus dīligit illud monstrum, nescio quārē. taedet mē vītae cum spectō fēminam et illum. omnēs (More)
The Hive
by Cate Simons   Georgics 4.184-227 Omnibus una quies operum, labor omnibus unus: mane ruunt portis; nusquam mora; rursus easdem vesper ubi e pastu tandem decedere campis admonuit, tum tecta petunt, tum corpora curant; fit s (More)
Bar the Dawn from My Bed
By Alicia Lopez   Amores 1.13.1-32, 35-48 Iam super oceanum venit a seniore marito flava pruinoso quae vehit axe diem. “Quo properas, Aurora? mane!—sic Memnonis umbris annua sollemni caede parentet avis! nunc iuvat in teneri (More)
Snow on the Battlefield
By Cate Simons   Iliad XII.278-289 τῶν δ', ὥς τε νιφάδες χιόνος πίπτωσι θαμειαὶ ἤματι χειμερίῳ, ὅτε τ' ὤρετο μητίετα Ζεὺς νιφέμεν ἀνθρώποισι πιφαυσκόμενος τὰ ἃ κῆλα: κοιμήσας δ' ἀνέμους χέει ἔμπεδον, ὄφρα καλύψῃ ὑψηλῶν ὀρέων κορυ (More)
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