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 ARLT Summer School  1989



  held at Nightingale Hall, University of Nottingham

  Directed by Hilary Walters

Oratio Valedictoria

Hilary Walters


saepe et multum hoc mecum cogitavi, o Arelates, de ludo aestivo in Aula Philomelae, anne sit, quid sit, et qualis sit (1)

qualis sit ... oratores contiones optimas habuerunt:

ille professor Lapis aestatis (2) de Aristophane disertissime narravit.

postea dixit (1) Iohannes Silva (Lucus)3 de harena et glarea Ratis Corieltauvorum.

postea dixit Davidius µEv Oppidum solum, (4 ) Margaret de Cervus (5) de paedagogia.

postea dixit ille professor Donaldus Murmur (1)' de inventione, unde haec oratio.

quales picturas lucernae magicae ille Dalladies (6) nobis ostendit! ludos quoque cognovimus, a musico Porcello docti.(7)

saepe et multum hoc mecum cogitaveram, cui libro opus sit mihi, historiam antiquam docenti; nonnullos libros Iohannes Davus (8 ) commemorabat, sed — ecce! — feles sacra de templo Isidis exiit ...

Aemilia (9) doctissima epulas vero nobis praebuit; postremo `arms virumque cano' — illum Vulcanum Iacobum Versatorem.(10)

quid miror? oratores nos maxime delectaverunt, sed re vera est nihil suave, nihil gratum sine vobis, comites optimi.

athletae adsunt, quisque `podas okus achilleus', mentes sanae in corporibus sanis.(11)" actores adsunt, Paulus, Christina et Alexandra.(12) philomelae ipsae adsunt, a sacerdote nostro ducti.(13) barbarus adest, a Romanis indomitus;(14) senes (15) adsunt, `pueri, innuptaeque puellae impositique rogis iuvenes ante ora parentum', etiam rex adest, (basileus Athenaios (16) )

amici, ludus aestivus quid est? est vos omnes, quorum gratia omnia operae sunt pretium. gratias ago et kallinukta..


1 Prof Donald Russell spoke on Cicero `de inventione' — there are some quotations from the passage he used.

2 Prof Alan Sommerstein on Aristophanes in performance.

3 John Lucas from the Leicestershire Archaeological Unit on recent excavations in Leicester.

4 David Singleton HMI.

5 Margaret Roebuck on Pupil Profiling.

6 Roger Dalladay on Using Visual Aids.

7 Nicholas Purcell on Roman Games of Chance.

8 A cat came through the French windows during Prof John Davies' lecture on New Directions in Ancient History.

9 Emily Kearns on Cakes: the work of women's hands.

to Jim Turner on Roman Armour and Equipment.

11 Ian Gill and Joe Milligan ran regularly.

12 Paul, Kirsten and Alex Davison took major parts in both plays.

13 The choir conducted by Rev David Parsons.

14 John McNee from Belfast.

15 Bill Wilkie.

16 Vasilios Haralambakos from Athens University.

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