Those of you who read Latin could find some respite from the heat of the day by stepping with Fr. Hunwicke into the cool of the Ashmolean for a chat with the great Legislator, Pope Lambertini aka Benedict XIV, of happy memory. Fr. H occasionally has recourse to this great successor of the original Fisherman.
They have a chat about another, Latin American, Pope.
It will help you Latinists with less Greek to know that “andra polytropous” is a reference to the first line of the Odyssey describing that work’s hero. And the Hesiod quotation might make you snort your coffee, so put down the B14 mug before reading.
I can’t but agree that having Menander’s take on events current, past and future would be cathartic. A meander with Menander in the Amazon.
Benedict XIV swag is available. HERE