Monthly Archives: February 2014

Zen Pythonis

Zen Pythonis a T. Peters imprimis scriptum: – Formosum deformi praefertur. – Directum obliquo praefertur. – Simplex multiplici praefertur. – Multiplex contorto praefertur. – Planum implicato praefertur. – Rarum denso praefertur. – Fac quod legibile sit. – Ne liceat leges rumpere ad singulare tractandum. – Praxis tamen theoriam superat. – Vitia sine remediis patienda non […]

Sapphus Carmen Primum

Sappho has been the classics story of the week, following the Daily Beast article about Dirk Obbink’s discovery and pending publication of new fragments from the Tenth Muse. English translations emerged shortly after, like this one from Tom Payne and this one by Prof. Tim Whitmarsh. As a result, Sappho’s rediscovered words are not only […]