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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
I'm so paying for this tomorrow morning.
Staying up late for the Oscars, that is. Oh, well. Jon Stewart was worth it.

Friends, Romans, countrymen, I've just been reminded that tomorrow is the Ides of March (or at least it is here). So keep the divine Julius in your thoughts. We really have him to thank for the Julio-Claudian dynasty and all their wonderful nuttiness.
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kapitankraut From: kapitankraut Date: March 6th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
So the Ides is not the 15th? Righto.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: March 6th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're right, my apologies. I mistook the nones for the ides. I need to be kicked for not knowing better, since that is something I should know.
kapitankraut From: kapitankraut Date: March 6th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it frightening, though, how much we as uni students become the "experts" on things like that? If I hadn't commented, I would've told my family that we were wrong (it came up last night for some reason) and continued down that path.
Same thing with my brother's German homework last night - I helped him with some grammar, but I was nowhere near certain and yet the poor boy wrote it all down and is now at risk of getting it wrong.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: March 7th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
That example with your brother is exactly why I don't like to give people too much help with Latin. Last year for our Virgil class, I mistranslated one word in a segment of text I was translating for the class prior to the mid-semester exam. No one actually corrected me at the time, but when I found out and that my particular bit of text was actually one of the translation pieces for the exam, I was terrified that everyone might lose a mark for my mistake. In any case, I think most of them got it right.

While sometimes I'd like to think I was an expert on Rome, I find it's much better to be a student, if it makes any sense. There's always more to learn and memorize, including dates, as it happens. ;)
kapitankraut From: kapitankraut Date: March 7th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't tell me you're one of those students who actually remembers dates?
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