Tag Archives: Horace

Of things canicular and stellar, haedine and sabine

We are in “the dog days of summer”.
This phrase, for what is supposed to be the hottest part of the summer, believed by the ancients to be a time of bad omens, stems from the name of the bright star … Continue reading

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Catilina a-dressing

From rogueclassicism:
ante diem vii idus novembres

ludi Plebeii (day 4) — the major festival in honour of Jupiter continues
63 B.C. — Cicero accuses Lucius Sergius Catilina of various misdeeds (the so-called Second Catilinarian Conspiracy) …
8 B.C. — Death … Continue reading

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First Tonsure, Minor Orders, Eye Infections and a WDTPRS POLL

The minor orders were suppressed in the Latin Church in 1972.
Who knows if, down the line, through some gravitational pull exerted through the slowly increasing use of the Extraordinary Form and a greater focus on continuity with our tradition, they … Continue reading

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