A pining lover is locked out. Who’s to blame? The door, of course! This one has seen much better days (and much better morals)! See the poem here.
Acting as a priest, the Trojan Helenus, now by a favourable reverse of fortunes the ruler of Achilles’s former kingdom, makes a curious prophecy that centres on a white sow with thirty piglets. Perhaps he had covered his head to officiate at the sacrifice, as was the later Roman custom. The Roman shown here is the Emperor Augustus, dressed as the Pontifex Maximus (High Priest). Hear the poem in Latin with an English translation here.
Did you miss … Aeneas preparing to tell Dido the story of the fall of Troy? Hear the poem in Latin and follow it in English here.
The statesman and scholar Boethius, writing in prison before his execution, reminds us that some things in the Universe remain forever true and do not change. Hear the poem here.
Catullus is envious of Lesbia’s little playmate. Hear about it in Latin and follow in translation here.