||[Jun. 29th, 2005|08:53 am]
Ablative of Procrastination
Hello! I'm Tim Ellison, also a member of the class of 2009. I hail from Glastonbury, Connecticut. |
Like Alex, I unfortunately started Latin late in my lifetime...10th grade to be exact. Unfortunately, that means I have not taken either AP Vergil or AP Catullus/Ovid...sigh. However, I do hope I can catch up at Yale. I have read bits of both AP syllabi and I simply am in love with Latin Literature. I also love Greek literature in translation and know a teency weency eency bit of Ancient Greek that I am slowly forgetting.
I have the unbearable dilemma over whether or not I want to take Directed Studies. I love the program, the reading list, the professors, but it simply takes up so much of my schedule and I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with that. HELP ME! I want to take introductory Greek and continue Latin which would be a little impossible with DS. Hmmmm. Then again, DS is one of the most intellectually stimulating programs at Yale. Such a difficult choice!
I'm at Harvard University right now in the Summer School program. I am taking two courses:
Twentieth Century American Poetry (Bishop, Stevens, Lowell, Gluck, Wright, etc.)
Myth and Poetry in Greece and Rome (Homeric Hymns, Odyssey, Aeneid, Metamorphoses, Euripides, etc.)
Now I can say I've been to both Harvard and Yale (and of course Yale is better ;)
I look forward to talking to you all!
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