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2 thoughts on “Voices from the Stacks #1: Special Collections’ “Miseries”

  1. Sunt lacrymose rerum

    it’s a play (using the Anglicized version of lacrimae) on or citation of line 462 of Book I of Virgil’s Aeneid, “sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt” (“These ones are tears of things and mortal things (sufferings) touch the mind.” )

    see this Wiki page:

    the refernce is to the mural on the wall of the image, Monuments of Misery” which mirrors the murals at Carthage Aenas gazes upon as he utters those words.

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