Category Archives: Medievalia

Ecce Magister

My lack of strength in foreign languages is one of my shames. I demonstrated “reading knowledge” of French and German during the M.A. years, but the German is now a lost cause. I have enough French that I’ve been able … Continue reading

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Mondo Takes Manhattan, Day 2: The Met, Munchies, the Mysterious Bookshop, and More Mastication

Just got back to the hotel after a long , but wonderful day. Details, you say? Fair enough. After availing myself of the hotel’s free hot breakfast, I caught the bus around 10 this morning, and it dropped me off near … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: A Few Words from Dante

My Seven Deadlies class is making its way through Purgatorio, and today we talked a bit about Virgil’s speech in Canto XVIII about love. In the previous Canto, he explains to Dante that love is both the basis of all good … Continue reading

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How’s That for Relevant?

In today’s Seven Deadlies session, we were talking about the sin of Pride and its near relative, Vainglory. As part of this, we read a chunk of Prudentius, and a couple of questions from Aquinas’s Summa Theologica. During the discussion of Vainglory, … Continue reading

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In Which the Truth Is Confirmed

Yeah, I’m a dork. I mean, I know this — I tell my students that a professor is simply a geek who has given up his or her amateur standing. Nonetheless, I occasionally give myself reminders that flood me with … Continue reading

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Potpourri for the Morning Before the Next Day

Yes, I’m a potpourrist for all seasons (and a neologist as well, it appears.)  The Berries have a show up in Simpsonville tonight, but I thought I’d jot a few things down in the meantime… *** Completed my first 20-mile … Continue reading

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A Bit of Monday Linky Love

My friends know that my interests are pretty multifarious — like Terence’s character, I tend to think that “I am human, and nothing of that which is human is alien to me.” Consequently, when my friends run across something a … Continue reading

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