The poem is surprisingly good. Ovid is a great author. He mixes information about the constellations and weather with stories about the founding of Rome and the aetiology of Roman religious practices. He also adds descriptions of the rituals related to the Roman rites and festivals celebrated in April.
Here is a picture of our group on the last day of camp. I am sitting in the middle. The statue behind us is of Benjamin Rush, an important doctor in Boston during the Revolutionary War and a good friend of Thomas Jefferson. He founded Dickinson. His intention was to found a college that focused not only on the humanities but on the practical application of the humanities.
|Dickinson Latin Camp on the last day of reading Ovid's Fasti, Book IV, with the statue of Benjamin Rush|
I sure wish I could combat mildew in my own home without the use of cleaning agents and scrubbing, or find any sure way to keep the powdery mildew off the squash plants in my garden! Wouldn't that be nice?