• Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of David Wilezol: From Tertullan, Ad Martyras, 6: Quot a latronibus ferro, ab hostibus etiam cruce extincti sunt, torti prius, immo et omni contumelia expuncti! How many, I tell you, have suffered at the hands of enemies death on a cross, after having been tortured…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson via David Wilezol concerning the origin and nature of the Crusades: Balderic of Dol's account of Pope Urban II's Speech at Clermont, 1095: Audivimus et audivistis, carissimi, quod non possumus meminisse sine lacrimis: dolore multo supplicoque fratres Christianes, membros Christos, Hierosolimae et Antiochae et ceteris urbibus…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson from David Wilezol: Tacitus, Agricolae, 98 “Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.” “To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call these things empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.” A listener named Alan…

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  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Millennial Edition

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the cloud Not an app was stirring, the parents so proud; The iPhones were charging by the bedside with care, In hopes that Facebook notifications soon would be there; The Millennials were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of Angry…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of David Wilezol: Luke, Chapter 2, v. 10-11. From St. Jerome's Vulgate translation of the Bible in the 4th century A.D. et dixit illis angelus: nolite timere, ecce enim evangelizo vobis gaudium magnum quod erit omni populo quia natus est vobis hodie salvator qui est…

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