Monthly Archives: October 2014

Trick or Treat? Torture, Death, and a Chilling Poem

Halloween 2014 is near. As every year, people around the globe will celebrate this occasion. Children and grown-ups alike will indulge themselves in the pleasurable thrill that arises from this day’s spooky combination of the fantastic with the morbid. Halloween … Continue reading

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The Top 3 (+1) Latin Poems on STDs and Related Issues [NSFW]

This week is SHAG week at the University of St. Andrews, where I am spending a wonderful time at the moment working on my project on the Latin verse inscriptions. One aspect that makes the subject of my research so … Continue reading

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Operation Mos Maiorum, Or: Ve Hav Vays … (Of Our Ancestors, That Is)

On Monday, 13 October, an EU-wide joint police operation will commence. It will last for two weeks, and its purpose is to target undocumented immigrants to the EU, to investigate their routes into the EU, and to crack down on … Continue reading

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Less is more

Today is National Poetry Day, and this year’s theme is ‘Remember’. Could there be a better occasion for me to throw in a gratuitous Latin poem from the Carmina Latina Epigraphica? No, I didn’t think so, either. So here it … Continue reading

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