Everything Old Is New Again

Credit: Harvard University Press Blog Everything Old Is New Again Returning Translations to Their Original Meanings By Olivia Wells   Have you ever wondered what’s lost in translation? Now, I could mean this literally or figuratively – here, I ask it literally, in a Classical sense. Is there a straight path from Ancient Greek or […]

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 ἰσδάνει καὶ πλάσιον ἆδυ φωνεί- σας ὐπακούει   καὶ γελαίσας ἰμέροεν, τό μ᾽ ἦ […]

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 sonitus, mussantque oras et limina circum. Post, ubi iam thalamis se composuere, siletur in noctem fessosque sopor suus occupat artus. […]

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 teneris dominae iacuisse lacertis; si quando, lateri nunc bene iuncta meo est. nunc etiam somni pingues et frigidus aer, et liquidum […]