Friday, October 24, 2008


The Advanced Latin class visited the Dartmouth College cemetery and translated the elaborate Latin inscription on a 188-year-old tombstone. It commemorates Francis Brown, who served as president of the college and defended its independence when the state legislature tried to make the college into a state university. Our headline translates as, "He revived his alma mater in difficult circumstances." The inscription contains several figures of speech found in Latin poetry that the class is reading. Mr Buck has offered extra credit to any student who does research to find out the author of this Latin inscription.