Category Archives: Medievalia

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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The Fire This Time

… is the fire every time. Worse was it never! We have plenty of great oaths, And cloth enough in our clothes, But charity many men loathes. Worse was it never! Alas, now is lechery called love indeed, And murder … Continue reading

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