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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
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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