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This sounds like an excellent name for a Latin blog – and so it is.  

inter alia – a useful piece on birthplaces of Latin authors and …..have a go at improving JM ‘s univocalic lipogrammatic translation of Catullus 85:

Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.

We detest her, yet we feel glee. Seek ye the key, re: these resentments? We’re rejected, dejected, demented.

and only carp after you have improved on it!

The blog is here:

 http://audio-video-disco.blogspot.com/search/label/Catullus

floreat lingua Latina

from Evan Millner,

“The Collegium Poetarum was a guild that met in Rome, and we know poets and actors belonged to it. We know it held competitions, and public recitals, but the rest is lost in the haze of time.

This is the reincarnation of the Collegium – the goal is to take Latin and Greek out of the schoolroom, out of the living room, and out into the marketplace.

 Latin Oratory was written to be orated, poems were written to be read aloud, theatrical pieces, even letters, were often written to be read aloud.

We will be holding our first meeting on July 16, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm – Paternoster Square, (meeting under the column)  next to St Paul’s Cathedral……come along, either to listen, or to recite your favourite poem, oration,dramatic scene, or epistle….there are lots of pubs around the square, should lubrication be required.

 You can contact the organisers through their website http://collegiumpoetarum.ning.com   “