Monthly Archives: February 2015

Roma si vestrum est opus

Circle of Life from Disney’s The Lion King   This song is adapted from poetry of Vergil, Horace and Ovid about the new world order after the civil war. Read on for a VERY LONG explanation of the literary trials and tribulations of the Julio-Claudians. Note (January 2018): this characteristically circuitous piece of juvenilia was written when I was in my fourth and final year as an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, as part of my revision for three of my compatible examination papers, ‘Latin Literature of the 1st…