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When I went to Borders last week to buy the Oxford Virgil book, it… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet.... — LiveJournal
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When I went to Borders last week to buy the Oxford Virgil book, it had already been bought. Drat! Perhaps I should stop advertising what I plan on buying here. Or maybe I'm just being paranoid. Take your pick, gentle readers.

I did buy Ovid's 'Art of Love' today. However, I'm not keeping it for myself, I decided to give it to Brendan as a thankyou for letting me stay with him. Mum says the best gifts given are the ones that you yourself would love to have, and this is very much the case. However, Brendan's teaching himself Latin at the moment, and I think he would find it an interesting read. As for me, maybe I'll just read the online translation at Perseus or one of those other classics sites. In the meantime though, I bought for myself a biography of Cicero by Anthony Everitt which describes itself on the front cover as 'The Life and Times of Rome's greatest politician'. I look very much forward to reading it, when I finally get through the last pages of 'I, Robot'.

Also....I bought Alan Moore's 'V for Vendetta' today. Mainly because the movie version has piqued my interest and I'd like to read the original graphic novel before the film comes out. The price of it made me think twice (one of the Sin City novels and a few of the Neil Gaiman Sandman series were there at marginally cheaper prices), but there were only two copies and Moore's work is always good, so it's sitting next to me on the computer desk as I speak.

On a somewhat related note....I should totally give up buying books for Lent. It would probably do wonders for my bank balance and therefore chances of getting to Rome in November. ;p

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classics_lover From: classics_lover Date: January 4th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Classics Squee!

Sorry to hear the book you wanted was gone. Was it a translation? Or a bio? I don't think you're paranoid, it's Murphy's Law at work.

Ovid's Art of Love sounds like a great present! I hope you enjoy your Cicero bio.

Oh, Rome! Oh, lucky! I'm hoping to get to Naples in March with UCD's Classics Society - I need to give up eating, to pay for that one! ;-D

Happy New Year to you!
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