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Spring has sprung?

Or so the bees thought a few days ago when we had a little spell of warm weather here. They were buzzing all over the hives, and I even caught them at some ivy blossom, just window shopping, mind you. Glad to see them on these rare days of winter, because I can then breathe … Continue reading

Georgics Book IV, or since when are we running a spa?

BkIV:8-29 Location and Maintenance of the Apiary at liquidi fontes et stagna virentia musco adsint, et tenuis fugiens per gramina rivus, palmaque vestibulum aut ingens oleaster inumbret, ut, cum prima novi ducent examina reges vere suo, ludetque favis emissa iuventas, vicina invitet decedere ripa calori, obviaque hospitiis teneat frondentibus arbos. in medium, seu stabit iners, … Continue reading

Latin literature, or the disappearance of women

Dr Laith’s wife, Bushra, had taken up wearing hijab late in life, but she could not explain exactly why-it was something sunk deep out of explanation.  She said it just felt more comfortable.  Um Omar had grown into her thirties following Western fashions and hemlines, but had bowed to the wishes of her husband and … Continue reading

My Latin Notebook

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