Author Archives: galbarosa

Gloria

Hodie mane divinam musicam quae “Gloria” appellatur audiebam ut tenoris vocem discerem propter concentum in ecclesia fine mensis Novembri. Hoc faciendo et cantitando manus meas more avium per aere movebam caputque ad caelum tendebam, mente mea fluctuante in aliquo maioris amissa. Cogitabam deinde de Christianitatis mirabile triumpho pulchritudine artium ab ipsa genitarum quae animam ut […]

Myopia – Miopia

– Steve loves all geniuses – Donald is a genius – Steve loves Donald In “Analytica Posteriora”, Aristotle describes how, in deductive reasoning, where you look at a chain of cause and effect, the intensity of feeling is naturally stronger higher up in the chain. Aristotle therefore says that the true epicentre of Steve’s emotional […]

Ovid: metamorphic jewels

19 Apr 2018 […] VIx bene CAstaliO CadmUS descENderat ANtro *INcusTOdiTAM lenTE videt IRe iuvENcam* NUllum SERvitiI SignUM cervICe gerENtem […] Ovid., Met., III.14-16 …why do I find it interesting? Because the metric, in particular the line in the middle, movingly mirrors the meaning like great music. Ovid’s exametres – like those of Homer or […]

Employee entertainment and the taxman

Jersey loophole? “Dutch sandwich”? No, just a good old British toast! Last year, in the run-up to Christmas, I organised a special event to mark Krescendo’s XVth anniversary. I worked hard to make a two-day commitment for my employees and their close families, at a time of the year where weekends are at a premium, […]

Timeless Homer: why?!?

…Where does the Iliad’s timeless appeal (to different people and for different reasons) come from? This kind of question is what inspired me to go back to Uni in 2012 for a one-year postgrad diploma in Classics. I since found out that many of my friends and acquaintances from all walks of life have been touched […]

A day with The Stig

“Let’s go for a drink”. Thank goodness for Bacchus’ international language. I am escorting @original_stig (yes, the first one, the one wearing the black suit) Perry McCarthy, F1 driver, Le Mans racer – now motivational speaker – to my old school in beautiful Naples, Italy. A beer and a glass of wine at the airport […]

Pearls: On Oratory I

Deep-diving into Cicero’s book 1 “On Oratory” (De Oratore I*), I found a few 2,000-year-old pearls for sharing. I then matched them up against photos from a spectacular old-school event that took place a couple of years ago, on 23 Aug 2014, at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. I think the result is pretty cool. * […]