Category Archives: Latin

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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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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Christian hymns and literature make mention of Calvary.  We know Calvary as the place where Christ was crucified.  I may be showing my ignorance here, but I always thought of the word simply as a proper noun…simply put, the name … Continue reading

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