Category Archives: Latin

Excerpt from Ælfric’s Colloqu

Here’s a fun little passage on learning. Enjoy. Nos pueri rogamus te, magister, ut doceas nos loqui latialiter recte, quia idiote sumus et corrupte loquimur. Quid uultis loqui? Quid curamus quid loquamur, nisi recta locutio sit et utilis, non anilis … Continue reading

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Cicero via Wheelock

This coming semester I will be working through Wheelock’s Latin once again. It is the required textbook for my Theological Latin course at SEBTS. Hopefully the vocabulary and paradigms will stick a bit better this time around. One thing Wheelock … Continue reading

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QOTD: Theodore of Mopsuestia

There are therefore two things that contribute to a person’s attaining beatitude: correct views on doctrine, for the purpose of having a dutiful and upright attitude toward God, and a disciplined moral upbringing, for living in an honorable and sound … Continue reading

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Esther: Page One of the Glossa Ordinaria

I thought that I might share a little of the work I have been doing. Below you will find the first 4 of 89 pages of the diglot I have been working on. The first page is of the Glossa. … Continue reading

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A Latin Scholar in the Making

Little Elijah is determined to start early. We were sitting together and he started reaching for my Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin. There’s gotta be something to say for knowing what you want to do early in life.

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Typos and Translation

I love the translation work I do. There are few things in the world of research that make me happier than translating a difficult passage. My work in the Glossa Ordinaria, however, has the tendency to drive me crazy. It isn’t … Continue reading

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The Power of Books

A new book has untold powers for the bibliophile. For the avid reader, you know what I mean. For some reason, though, I always forget this fact. I’ll order a book that I know I need and want for some … Continue reading

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My Breakfast Nook

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I went on a bit of a Greek resources rampage. In good historic fashion, however, Romans have conquered the Greeks. I don’t think that this was what Mary Beth had in mind when she told … Continue reading

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Rabanus Maurus on Esther 1:1-6

Rabanus Maurus was a Benedictine monk, the archbishop of Mainz, and a theologian living during the 8th and 9th century. His comments on the text of Esther, along with those of Nicolas of Lyra, comprise the majority of the material … Continue reading

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MIA?

I apologize to my faithful readers. I haven’t had much time to blog recently. Sometimes that means that I haven’t been very productive. That is not the case this semester. I have been busy working away on countless projects (personal, … Continue reading

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