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Oedipus and Antigone by Aleksander Kokular (1825–1828), National Museum, Warsaw

"Myth" by Muriel Rukeyser

Long afterward, Oedipus, old and blinded, walked the Roads.

He smelled a familiar smell.

It was the Sphinx.

Oedipus said, “I want to ask one question.

Why didn’t I recognize my mother?”

“You gave the wrong answer,” said the Sphinx.

“But that was what made everything possible,” said Oedipus.

“No,” she said. When I asked, what walks on four legs in the morning,

Two at noon and three in the evening, you answered,


You didn’t say anything about woman.”

“When you say Man,” said Oedipus,

“You include women too.

Everyone knows that.”

She said, “That’s what you think.”

Sibi quisque ruri metit.

"Each one reaps on their own farm."

~Plautus, Mostellaria, Act. III, Scene 2, line 799

This is the motto for the National Junior Classical League for 2020-2021.

Take a look at the Fall 2020 edition of Torch: U.S., the official newsletter of the National Junior Classical League. Good stuff!

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Your Latin Club Officers

Congratulations to our officers for the 2020-2021 school year:

President - Natalie Cuba

First Vice President - Faith McCrossin

Second Vice President - Josie Van Rooy

Secretary/Treasurer - Autumn Crawford

Parliamentarian - Amber Crawford

Communications Coordinator - Caleb Short

Historian - Megan Kreck

>>> Read this article about the Latin phrase in loco parentis in the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Fortuna fortibus favet ~ "Fortune favors the brave"

The Latin motto of the Riverbend HS Latin Club

This page has been created and is maintained by Mark A. Keith for the Latin program at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg, VA. The content is solely the responsibility of the website editor and does not imply promotion, sponsorship, or endorsement by Riverbend High School or Spotsylvania County Public Schools.

Created: 26 February 2013; Updated: 18 November 2020