Five Latin inscriptions make the Marywood Rotunda stand out!
Charles Harris McPhail’s mourners drew on their classical education to commemorate him.
Thoughts provoked by my parents’ cemetery marker.
Lambert Tree hoped to be known by his fruit!
Some Latin consoled the parents of the luckless John Thomas.
Imagines duo (1, 2) subiunxi monumenti sacri mortuis in illo bello saevo ferocique quod inter se gesserunt cives Americani annos 1861-1865. Monumentum exstructum dedicatumque est anno 1895 a feminis (plerumque mulieribus) occisorum. Illo anno finis, quinquennio priore proeliorum belli multorum et maximorum dies anniversarios tricesimos celebrabant cives. Primo, bello nuper confecto, mulieres cadavera virorum suorum […]
TRUMAN MICHELSON, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,HARVARD Born August 11, 1879-Died July 261938, Sanskrit Scholar and Ethnologist Smiths-onian Institution 1910-1938 HIC IACET CATHARINA VXOR CARISSIMATRVMANI MICHELSON QVAE SEMPERDOMVM FELICEM FECITT.M. MORTVA EST JANVARY 23, 1953 Translation of Latin: Here lies Catharine, the very dear wifeto Truman Michelson, who alwaysmade their home happy.T[ruman]. M[ichelson]. She died January 23, […]