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“To An Athlete Dying Young” by A.E. Housman

The benefits of living a short life

Alfred Edward Housman’s poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” was published in 1896. Housman was a professor of Latin at the University of London and, finally, at Cambridge. His sad, pessimistic poems spoke to a generation on the brink of … Continue reading

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Death’s Eternal Peace

A.E. Housman puts his own unique spin on an old concept

I took an introductory Latin course in college (yes, I am a complete nerd), and was therefore able to recognize the grammar of the phrase “Parta Quies,” an A.E. Housman poem, when I saw it; however, I wasn’t exactly sure … Continue reading

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