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Classicist & medieval Latinist at Trinity Coll., Oxford; British Academy postdoc. Incoming Humboldt-Stiftung Fellow at LMU-Munich. Co-founder of @TeachingCodex

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@NigelFETimms Guessing from those prompt numerals, I'd hazard the not particularly elegant: Domitianus Caesar legat… https://t.co/q4Sm4gbdqf‘The abandoned library’ - libraries, loss and what we choose to leave behind. The hundredth anniversary of the deci… https://t.co/BoWGWZGreN
Retweeted by Tristan FranklinosExcited to see this in press, and what a beautiful cover image. https://t.co/jUH2GirhWJ
5/7
2021
@miserabiliter @ShadiBartsch @llewelyn_morgan ualde doctus plantaribus rebus... Not the most usual of epithets... @ShadiBartsch @miserabiliter @llewelyn_morgan Gellius 13.22 writes, 'omnia enim ferme id genus quibus plantarum cal… https://t.co/SO8N5TkKHB @ShadiBartsch @miserabiliter @llewelyn_morgan solea, according to this translator...: Quantulum fuit lucem expectar… https://t.co/sQzVaEh89s
5/5
2021
Enormously fun conversation with lower 6th @ArdinglyCollege this afternoon; lots of thought-provoking and engaging… https://t.co/gnlbcxAoHA
5/4
2021
Ovid on 2020–21: ... multaque credibili tulimus maiora ratamque, quamuis acciderint, non habitura fidem.
5/3
2021
@llewelyn_morgan ‘nos quoque’ is marvellously and masterfully deployed as a marker of a concern with one’s mortal s… https://t.co/bnyFQ96wBY
4/25
2021
The online edition of Ker's list of manuscript pastedowns in Oxford bindings plus its supplements is now live. It w… https://t.co/zE1MYWmK2Z
Retweeted by Tristan Franklinos @andrewsillett @miserabiliter At the very least cardinalatial smoke of one or other hues shld be sent up from the chimney of his study...In the beginning was the squirrel. https://t.co/dFdHjnstJd
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4/23
2021
@JuliaWalworth @MertonCollege Perfect!In a letter (3 Nov. 1884), Henry James refers to @MertonCollege's then Warden, Brodrick, whom he had visited, as 'C… https://t.co/byyPb8woPd
4/21
2021
Me: annotations in medieval manuscripts are invaluable witnesses to the intellectual and personal ways that readers… https://t.co/A4yZiB9Fnc
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4/19
2021
@benjcartlidge It is. I know the poet. And think that she's really managed to capture the character of some of the… https://t.co/18zgG352ZF
4/15
2021
@consistam @ArmandDAngour Not ad Symposium 201d in Bekker's 1824 edition of the Σ. @GeorgyKantor @miserabiliter @ArmandDAngour You must be right. I evidently spend too much time with mss, if such a thing is possible... @miserabiliter @GeorgyKantor @ArmandDAngour My suspicion's that the error in the MS isn't to do with scribal concer… https://t.co/6b31K4Kr3P @JohnBirchall @ArmandDAngour See my response. @ArmandDAngour Indeed; though such inattention to textual variants by scholars is, alas, not too surprising, esp. i… https://t.co/gmHLlnhl2w @ArmandDAngour In fact, that's exactly what's happened, I think. The apparatus in Burnet's OCT (all I have to hand)… https://t.co/afNtx9WDon @ArmandDAngour Did someone in haste read μαντικῆς for Μαντινικῆς?
4/14
2021
TFW you finish copying the text and still have half a page of lovely blank parchment! @MertonCollege MS 260… https://t.co/yQqrozSP3B
Retweeted by Tristan Franklinos @DrFrancisYoung This reminds me a little of Dame Edith Sitwell DLitt. DLitt. DLitt. in this interview: https://t.co/sJBl7Wjl9H @miserabiliter @magdalenoxford @NationalGallery Barnaby, Chevalier de la Coste de Genest! Fiat! If anyone will kno… https://t.co/xKGIMXMmTvA white hart @magdalenoxford? Puts me in mind of Richard II and the lovely Wilton diptych @NationalGallery https://t.co/A1hroyBgF6
4/13
2021
@stephanuscoombs @GeorgyKantor @miserabiliter I misspoke to some degree. Of course, there are thoughts that are/can… https://t.co/jFxONB19mK @miserabiliter Given that one thinks in a language (or at least that's how I imagine I do), one's thoughts are nece… https://t.co/v5fIfBYdJ6 @miserabiliter One of the things I find most distressing about the near reluctance of some to countenance engaging… https://t.co/aiUMmC0etJ
4/9
2021
Tempting to take home to read! Nicholas Trevet's (d. 1334) history of the English kings from Stephen to Edward I.… https://t.co/5roRHaGerY
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4/6
2021
@manymanyplies @eparpillee There are certainly less comprehensible ways in which to speak. @manymanyplies @eparpillee It will count as research for @eparpillee provided that we remain afloat and conduct the… https://t.co/BtqsSM3fMS @manymanyplies @eparpillee Again soon, I hope. @manymanyplies Delightful; and I am once again put in mind of that glorious supper with you and @eparpillee, the rabbit, and the hammer...
4/2
2021
Have a look at this @MertonBeasts https://t.co/QfeSABZpnO
3/31
2021
Exciting acquisition of the day: https://t.co/0nlYXIUl6v
3/29
2021
@miserabiliter @sportive_tricks Ahem ... all importantly, Cremona features in Catalepton 10 ...
3/28
2021
@RobinWardSSH @hluntheline @DrFrancisYoung The best Latin ed. of the Consolation available at the moment is the 200… https://t.co/ZaRDtGPIt4
3/25
2021
@Matt0791 @RoyalOperaHouse You'll have to fight me for seats at Theodora... @ArmandDAngour @llewelyn_morgan @miserabiliter itur in Hesperidum silvam...
3/23
2021
@llewelyn_morgan @SimonPulleyn I've always wanted it to be more like I imagine it wd have been in 'Gaudy Night'...
3/18
2021
@JuliaWalworth @maryrboyle I shall be settling down to this particular tome this wk too!
3/15
2021
Here's the second post in our #teachingcodex mini series, Navigating Biblical #Manuscripts, with thanks to John Zac… https://t.co/48CsU7eLUM
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3/12
2021
I'm SO excited about this. We're looking for a Chaplain to join us at @CHSchoolHorsham as we extend pastoral care a… https://t.co/2gRhUCkBq2
Retweeted by Tristan Franklinos @MertonBeasts Some also believe that it is hoopoes that adorn the explicit of @bodleianlibs Canon. Class. Lat. 30,… https://t.co/sCcBYZ0YRH
3/11
2021
@NEHRomanComedy Of course! @dr_sjcullinan The danger is real...There's nothing quite like holding one's laptop up to the board and sketching while doing so in order for the students to be able to see...Today’s pitiful attempt at explaining the imagined itinerary of Propertius 3.21... https://t.co/KN4i34QwwU
3/10
2021
@PEMcCullough @EmilyGuerry might know... @andrewsillett Exactly. Maybe Cicero's less fussed about the distinction between these two ways of life than his te… https://t.co/sXohJcnLQl @andrewsillett In palaeographical terms, the words are essentially identical and interchangeable too.
3/9
2021
@miserabiliter That ship sailed for me some time ago...
3/8
2021
@helenelizabett This sounds like the sort of thing Palladius wrote in his de agricultura. I wonder if she knew it;… https://t.co/ySYUg3Sa1e @miserabiliter I found Marion Turner’s Chaucer bio and Seb Falk’s The Light Ages to be eminently readable and enjoyable. tolle, lege. @helenelizabett ‘dibbled’ ❤️Proud to be representing the Oxford Classics Faculty at this event. Do please encourage any young person interested… https://t.co/1hHUxKV2fL
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3/6
2021
@john_ritzema @RobinWardSSH @AmishCatholic @sirsammc @fatherajds Thinking lots about the Chorherrenstift of Neustif… https://t.co/f3QKf68nk2'suatim': '[acting] according to one's own disposition' or 'in the manner of a swine'. One can't help but think tha… https://t.co/6PfNRC7VYI @clamorousvoice @eparpillee @PEMcCullough It's his hair that I can't quite handle... @PEMcCullough @eparpillee @clamorousvoice 😊 It’s true that Garai gives a fine performance too. @eparpillee @PEMcCullough @clamorousvoice I genuinely swoon at Jonny Lee Miller's Mr Knightley in that adaptation. That is all.
3/4
2021
reperti sunt duo equites Romani qui te ista cura liberarent et se illa ipsa nocte paulo ante lucem me in meo lecto… https://t.co/2Alk3D658yHave unexpectedly been put in mind of St Thomas Becket's martyrdom on reading Cicero's first Catilinarian... 'Two R… https://t.co/GJpwdstov0
3/3
2021
William Peraldus's super popular treatise on the vices has scarcely any evidence of readers in @MertonCollege MS 23… https://t.co/yFYCQsQBHK
Retweeted by Tristan Franklinos @TomEGavin Excellent news; congratulations. @tatokano @TeachingCodex If you've got an image of the end of the preceding line that wd help.
3/2
2021
@beatricegroves1 I so want that to be the actual collective noun for pussy willow... tell me it is! @miserabiliter @Twhittermarsh Perfection. @miserabiliter @Twhittermarsh Was it a latter-day Pisistratus attempting to take power in Athens as reimagined by Fellini?
3/1
2021
@clamorousvoice @jontweetshere @EmilyGuerry is definitely the person to ask @nigelwsaint @llewelyn_morgan @ericesheng @OxfordHistory On the assumption that reading the Vulgate in the original… https://t.co/tWNHFxQjC2
2/28
2021
@lupercusvetus Golly: the river seems to be fairly in spate.Exciting thing alert! The @NewberryLibrary's Center for Renaissance Studies is offering its *first ever* undergrad… https://t.co/SNXff6Qulw
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2/26
2021
Today is reading the Donation of Constantine with students—larks!
2/24
2021
@miserabiliter @llewelyn_morgan @_DavidFearn I assumed that was the mode of corruption... or, at least, the education secretary... @miserabiliter @llewelyn_morgan @_DavidFearn Gareth!? It's an absolute corker of a paper.Just had the absolute pleasure of reading some poetry—Tibullus—for the first time with a beginners' Latin class. Th… https://t.co/oLdWulRNlX
2/23
2021
@llewelyn_morgan I cheat and write it with an upper case first letter so that the 'V' cd be either. @MertonBeasts @samknovels cf. Pliny the Younger's 'Natural History' 8.47. @robert_stagg Tragic, alas... @eparpillee @benjcartlidge I specifically wanted a little ladder with a lectern at the top when I had the use of this bookcase... @EmilyGuerry What amazes me is that even in all of this we are still expected to bi-locate: I'm meant to be teachin… https://t.co/SfhX07b9Ts
2/19
2021
@cmcurran21 @robert_stagg Likewise, I have formed the view that this is in fact 57th wk of Hilary 2020.
2/17
2021
@maryrboyle @Sonja_Drimmer I was using the term loosely... @maryrboyle @Sonja_Drimmer Other godson! @maryrboyle @Sonja_Drimmer In other pre-Lenten confessions... I have also had to dance along to Baby Shark on numer… https://t.co/ur52oaNRY3 @maryrboyle @Sonja_Drimmer Think of my horror when I discovered this: https://t.co/3lHmUa81RY
2/16
2021
As Propertius has it: sunt aliquid manes. With @FulkersonLaurel, I recently wrote that ‘an Appendix Ovidiana has fo… https://t.co/WoHlmvclnnI'm so excited to be able to share this with other people after many years working on this project! And just look a… https://t.co/umwDirT2Df
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2/15
2021
@Camlatintutor How they cd bear to be late with all those pink panther wafers to get through, I don't know... @Camlatintutor Vindication! @Camlatintutor I burn with shame. My only ever dress parade for my single tardy Saturday... @andrewsillett Not, I'm afraid. There seem to be a sizeable number affected. @eparpillee Excellent! I am just so very impressed w. the commitment of some students. I'm not sure I'd have reac… https://t.co/Ioet5K208pTo my astonishment, I've just discovered that a student is in the US, thanks to covid, and has been uncomplainingly… https://t.co/G7591qN0ms @ERSmyth90 @cmcurran21 You have been heard, and we shall rectify instanter. @ERSmyth90 @cmcurran21 Not strictly from the Vatican, of course, but the Minerva! 😅 @cmcurran21 Some indulgences must have been bought for that much at some point... (unhelpful, I know; sorry!).
2/12
2021

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