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Concluding this semester's episode of the Aeneid... - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
normandie_m
normandie_m
Concluding this semester's episode of the Aeneid...
The Latin exam went very well. Memorizing the translation really paid off, and although I stumbled a bit with the parsing, the questions John put in about the characters I knew the answers to. Huzzah! I needed fifteen out of fifty to pass that exam...I think I managed that quite nicely.

Pottered around in Borders afterwards. I got a 40% off coupon in the e-mail today, and I spent a good deal of time staring longingly at the Oxford Classical Dictionary (THE dictionary to have if you're a classics/ancient history student). It's $270, but with the coupon it'd be about $160. Gah! What do I do? That's still a fair bit of money to pay for a book, but I might not get such a sweet deal again on it since Borders don't stock the OCD that often and the coupon expires on the 16th (could ask for it as a Christmas present, but I think the parental unit would baulk at such an expensive book too).

In any event, I have to go into the city tomorrow to pick up a few things for my trip, if classics students want to counsel me on this dilemma (for they'll appreciate the importance of the OCD), please feel free to.

Edit: Whee, thankyou Judi! *dilemma is resolved*

Current Mood: relaxed relaxed
Current Music: Coldplay- Don't Panic

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moony_girl13 From: moony_girl13 Date: November 10th, 2006 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know if this is a practical solution or not, but what about combining the two options you listed? Like use the coupon to knock off the 40%, and maybe ask for partial coverage of the cost for Christmas? Although I suppose that's also kind of a weird thing to ask for at the same time.
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: November 10th, 2006 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a good idea to me. And Steph, I'm considering buying one regardless (and you know how little money I have, what with college fees and all), if that helps you.
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: November 10th, 2006 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
OOO! Better idea! $100ish on Amazon at the minute, so I'm buying mine NOW... if you want to combine shipping.... speak now!
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