Steph (normandie_m) wrote,

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Had first vocab and revision test for Greek today. Quite surprised myself by how much I remembered- and there is much more to remember about Greek language and grammar than there is about Latin! I'm still getting tripped up on the definite article, and I need to remember to mark vowels accordingly if they're aspirated, because I lost marks for not doing it. Just a matter of remembering what needs the commas. At the same time though, I'm struck by the number of similarities between Greek and Latin. Like I said, it works to my benefit, especially since the two languages seem to borrow vocabulary and grammar from each other.

No sooner was the first exam over and we were onto pronouns and neuter nouns. I'm trying to think of how I can keep up while Rick's away. I have a New Testament in Greek, so I thought I might have a crack at translating a few passages here and there. I'd love to have a go at Revelation (the richness of imagery and symbolism in Revelation makes it one of my favourite works of ancient literature), but that might be beyond my abilities right now, so I'm probably going to go with John's gospel, which is not so complex.

Going to see Eric Idle's 'Not the Messiah' tomorrow. Idle's been in Brisbane since yesterday, I think? Either way he was on the news yesterday taking the piss out of Michael Palin and being generally snarky (and he's weighed in on the QLD Liberal Party leadership shenanigans- LOLZ! I love that this makes it onto his radar!). I am now quite excited about tomorrow evening. Should be fantastic, really. Will definitely report on it here. :)

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