Monthly Archives: September 2011
Personal Accountability Βοᾷ διοίγειν κλῇθρα καὶ δηλοῦν τινα τοῖς πᾶσι Καδμείοισι τὸν πατροκτόνον, τὸν μητρὸς, αὐδῶν ἀνόσι’ οὐδὲ ῥητά μοι, ὡς ἐκ χθονὸς ῥίψων ἑαυτόν, οὐδ’ ἔτι μενῶν δόμοις ἀραῖος ὡς ἠράσατο. He howls for someone to open the bolts … Continue reading
DATA and CAST Year of the Dragon (1985) is High Noon (1952) in Chinese drag — sort of. The town is not out West somewhere on the American frontier but New York’s Chinatown in the eighties. The new marshal in … Continue reading
This gorgeous charmer by name Lien Hua was a lot of fun getting to know and paint. Not least difficult here was getting her exquisite dress right!
Quamquam ad te cras venio, tamen tam amicis tamque iu- cundis litteris tuis, tam denique elegantibus nihil, ne hoc quidem tantulum, rescribere non sustineo, mi Fronto carissime. Sed quid ego prius amem? pro quo prius habeam gratiam? I know I’m … Continue reading
Watercolor was never my artistic forte, but I did try! First I did a kind of ‘values’ study of this beauty … … and then a more appealing version roughly based on complementary colors. Not too bad, really!
I even tried airbrush a few times — but was never that good with it. Still, this one didn’t turn out too bad …
DATA and CAST Based on the 1961 novel Call for the Dead by John Le Carré, The Deadly Affair is freighted with all the byzantine plot reticulations that one has come to expect from Le Carré. Set at the heated … Continue reading
[Messalina] … novo et furori proximo amore distinebatur. nam in C.Silium iunventutis Romanae pulcherrimum ita exarserat ut Iuniam Silanam nobilem feminam matrimonio eius exturbaret vacuoque adultero poteretur. neque Silius flagitii aut periculi nescius erat. sed certo si abnueret … Messalina’s … Continue reading
Consider Caesar de bello gallico 2.1: … coniurandi has esse causas: primum, quod vere- rentur, ne omni pacata Gallia ad eos exercitus noster adduceretur; deinde, quod ab nonnullis Gallis sollicita- rentur, partim qui, ut Germanos diutius in Gallia ver- sari … Continue reading