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I had my second and final exam yesterday, for Latin. If I just hated… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet.... — LiveJournal
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I had my second and final exam yesterday, for Latin. If I just hated Tacitus at the beginning of semester, I surely hate him now with the blazing passion of a thousand fiery suns. Tacitus makes anything else (except maybe Lucretius) look like a picnic in the park. And I'm very glad that it's more Virgil next semester, because I'm familiar with his writing style and scansion, so it will not be as difficult.

Got most of my textbooks for Roman Revolution next semester. The sourcebook was $67.00. My wallet cried. And then cried some more at Borders when I bought Plutarch's 'Makers of Rome' and 'The Fall of the Roman Republic', which are not prescribed, but recommended. Still have Sallust's Jugurthine War/Catiline Conspiracy and Cicero's letters and political speeches to pick up. Will try Dymock's for them today.

So, holidays! I began them by going to avowed Frenchman Englishman amritsar's 'I've been stuck in this penal colony for thirteen years now' party at the Pancake Manor. I didn't stay long, but I think a good time was had by all. Came home and watched a bit of tv. Margaret and David gave Wah Wah four stars on their show last night, so now you can all see it knowing that people who are legitimate film critics (eg. not myself) thought it was very good.

The main agenda for my mid-year break is largely to get at least some of Aeneid VI translated. Since I'll be working full days at Ithaca for at least two weeks, I should get some done then. Or else I'll plow through the stack of books I've managed to accumulate over the past two months and not read due to reasons of study.

Also, going to see PotC 2 with Libby. Jack Davenport and Bill Nighy ftw!

And finally, series two of Doctor Who is starting in two weeks here in Australia. Australians reading this should watch (and that's an order!). Then you'll know what the source of half my icons is!

Current Mood: relaxed relaxed

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