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The Viridarium of Senex Caecilius

Oh, yes, this is much better!  Please, make yourself as comfortable as possible while Genuflex brings the Chian wine and the honey cakes.      

You are guest 5791 to visit the viridarium at night.

Here's a riddle for you from me, not the Sphinx:

      Red, yellow, blue, purple and green    
      No one can touch me, not even a queen.


Now that the band has warmed up, you can listen to these tunes.

  • a gavotte (6k) by Rameau
  • Claire De Lune (12k) by Debussy
  • Berceuse (11K) by Chopin
  • Otherwise, you can reflect upon these lines of verse while you wait for the refreshments...

    For age is opportunity no less
    Than youth itself, though in another dress,
    And as the evening twilight fades away
    The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
    -- Longfellow

    It is a beautiful evening indeed... Did you happen to see the fireflies?

    Sequence © Pierre R. Schwob - by permission. Original from the Classical MIDI Archives

    Vicus | Ianua | Fauces | Atrium | Library | Tablinum | Kitchen | Triclinium | Lavatory | Cubiculum
    Taberna |
    Viridarium | Museum | Mausoleum | Tabularium | Odeum | Scriptorium | Tropaeum
    Exedra | Peristylium | Hortus | Lararium | Baths | Farm | Ludi | Album | Schola

    The answer to the riddle is a RAINBOW