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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
Due to the annoyance of time differences, I missed out on listening to the Last Night of the Proms (was at church at the time it was on). I think the audio should be up on BBC's website later in the week though, so just a little wait. Always, always love hearing the audience singing Jerusalem at the end. I swear, going to that concert is on my '100 things to do before I die' list.

Struggled bravely through the remainder of last week and the weekend. I'm enjoying a brief reprieve from assessment now. However, I've made a little start on the Pompey paper already. Caillan, who took the first half of Roman Revolution, has trotted off overseas to Oxford on exchange, and the second half of the course is being taken by another postgrad, Marcel. To put it nicely, Marcel is scary and extremely thorough with the lecture material and made it painfully clear as to what he expected in assignments. I've heard that he's understandably a tough marker, which would be why I've started on Pompey already, even if it's not due until the 27th of October.

Andrew, an American who's studying Latin in my Virgil class (and the Sallust one too) did Latin in high school. I seethe with envy that Latin is still taught as a school subject over there. The administrator at my parish knows hardly any Latin (I know this because I could read the medieval manuscript prints he had hanging on his office wall and he'd told me he couldn't.), and you would think that it would still be an important language for priests. Obviously not. *muttery*

Current Mood: awake awake
Current Music: Creedence Clearwater Revival- Fortunate Son

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From: psyc2321 Date: September 11th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you think Marcel's Caillan-bashing was a little unsubtle? We wound up at the Pizza Caffe discussing complaining to Sonia if he doesn't cut it out. Also about his proposed alteration to our "multiple guess" exam and the gobbets.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: September 11th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was a bit taken aback by it, yes. If he does continue in that vein, I think going to Sonia is perfectly reasonable (and she did say that we were to take all our complaints to us). This afternoon's lecture should give us a better insight as well.
jessamy104 From: jessamy104 Date: September 11th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
did you watch Tony Robinson's 'worst jobs in history' on ABC the other night??

it was fantastic.. i loves a bit o' history on a sunday night
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: September 11th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've taped it actually. Plan on watching it tonight, along with Elizabeth I since it was on afterwards!
praeteritio From: praeteritio Date: September 11th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love Last Night of the Proms as well, for that very reason.

And the only Latin I know is from high school. It's still very much a subject here, I did it from year 8 to year 12.
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