Very sick today. Haven’t left bed since the morning. So I shall post ironically Ausonius’ first poem in the Ordo Urbium Nobilium, the Order of Noble Cities.


PRIMA urbes inter, divum domus, aurea ROMA.

First city, home of gods, is golden Rome.

Thanks, dear reader. And thanks to the wife who took care of me today, along with all her other duties.


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Philologist, historian, and lover of great books, I started this blog to keep myself alert to the beauty of what I see amid the demands of my work.
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