September 01, 2009

Baron Shafirov's Finest Hour



Among the events that stand out in Russian history is the sadly memorable battle against the Turks that took place on July 9-10, 1711, near Ryabaya Mogila on the Pruth River. The famous archbishop, poet, and orator Feofan Prokopovich memorialized this event in grandiloquent trochees:

 

Над Могилою Рябою,


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