“I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend: the city of the Men of Numenor; and I would have her loved for her memory, her ancientry, her beauty, and her present wisdom.”
-Faramir in J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Two Towers
Mary graduated in 2007 from the University of Dallas with the highest G.P.A. in her class. She majored in Latin Classical Philology with a concentration in Greek. She has been to Rome 5 times, where her favorite pastime was exploring the Republican forum. She has taught Latin for over 15 years. She and her husband raise their 3 boys on dirt, jerky, and books. They have a passion for history and the outdoors that has taken their family camping around the eastern U.S. in quest of the ancient builders of earthwork mounds.