By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Latin Poetry for Your Enjoyment (with English Translations)

A 4x4 segment panorama of the Coliseum at dusk...Image via Wikipedia
I recently enjoyed attending a workshop in composing Latin poetry led by Cambridge University Professor David Money. The participants came from as far as Australia and Rome. Some of the participants have chosen to share their poems online.

These poems are the works of neophytes and novices; all errors in meter or word choice or syntax, if any, are the sole responsibility of the individual poets, not of the very highly talented academic who led the workshop. Here is the link to the Versiculi ("Verses") blog, if you care to take a look at this attempt to revive the writing of Latin poetry on a wider scale. The composition of Latin verse was a staple of classical education for centuries. Who knows? It may come back.
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