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The Petrified Muse / Des poèmes latins sur la tristesse de perdre des enfants

Death – even death under particularly moving circumstances – is such a ubiquitous feature of the Latin verse inscriptions that it, at times, seems to cause a certain numbness in my brain (in addition to its regular numbness, that is). From an unfeeling academic perspective, there are two things that are clear about a mother’s death in childbirth: first, it …

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