A Walk to Horace's Farm, by E.K. Rand

A Walk to Horace's Farm, by E.K. Rand

A Walk to Horace's Farm, by E.K. Rand

A Walk to Horace's Farm, by E.K. Rand

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This account of a walk to Horace Sabine Farm, or rather two walks -- or rather three, counting as third the one to which I would invite the reader -- is naturally not intended to present all the facts or to discuss all the problems to which ancient argument and recent excavation have given rise. For those the reader can turn to what will long remain the standard work on the subject, Professor Lugli La Villa Sabina di Orazio in the Monumenti Antichi for 1926. It is rash to prophesy that the spade will yield nothing more, but it is safe to say that, thanks to the archæologist, the valley of the Digentia has already told most of its story. It is therefore an appropriate moment in which to pause and to review. My own impressions at the moment are revived from a walk that I took to the farm, with certain friends, in February, 1913. With Lugli's help and the help of a little imagination, I can, with my readers, now take the walk again. For though many interesting details have been cleared up by the excavation since that time, nothing has essentially changed the picture that we saw.

To take this walk with understanding, the reader must start out equipped at least with . . .

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