Einsiedeln Eclogues

15 February 2009

Einsiedeln Abbey

… or Anything Except, continued: the Einsiedeln Eclogues are up, Latin, English, introduction, proofread.

Just two fragmentary poems, not even worth calling them “116” — and not to be confused with the more famous item, and to me the far more interesting, the Einsiedeln Itinerary, which should prolly be going onsite soon too.

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More Florus

2 November 2008

Florus’ Epitome has now been joined onsite at LacusCurtius by The poems of Florus: original Latin, and English translation from the Loeb edition, 1934/35. Just a few pages. (No, Irene, this isn’t Jona posting, but Bill. . .)


Suetonius, On Famous Men

17 July 2008
Portrait of a Roman official, first quarter of the second century (Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis, Brussel)

Portrait of a Roman official, first quarter of the second century (Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis, Brussel)

Suetonius is best known for the Lives of the Twelve Caesars, but that is just a part of his oeuvre, which also included such titles as Physical Defects of Men, Greek Children’s Games, Lives of Famous Prostitutes, and a dictionary that contained only terms of abuse. The twenty books of the Playground of Names and Languages culminated in a series of biographies of

Fragments survive, most of them rather short (like Passienus Crispus) but some of them still pretty long. They are now available at LacusCurtius: go here, or use one of the links above. You can find both the Latin texts and the Loeb translation.