|besides introductory posts however...
||[Jun. 29th, 2005|12:09 am]
Ablative of Procrastination
... some questions:|
1. Latin and/or Greek with DS-- doable or suicide?
2. Is DS a good idea with classics as a prospective major in the first place?
3. What is your favorite poem of Catullus?
4. *insert something conversation provoking and eminently witty here*
1. heh heh heh. it'd better be doable, or i'm screwed. ;P i think it can be managed, though it probably depends on the course.
2. i think it is; it gives one perspective to see the rich legacy of the classics throughout more recent literature. a broader historical viewpoint is always good, methinks.
3. mmm...i like 76 a lot, for some reason. difficile est longum subito deponere amorem. yes, it's whiny and self-righteous, but i can't help pitying the man.
1. DS is a bad idea in all circumstances.
2. DS is a bad idea in all circumstances.
3. I actually haven't read much Catullus. Probably the one about Lesbia--you know, that African country from which lesbians hail.
4. "I believe in the golden rule. The man with the gold... rules." - Mr. T
1) DS is suicide in and of itself, I hear.
2) Classics is definitely not my prospective major (although I have studied Greek Lit, Myth, Classical Art, and Latin, so maybe I should look into that...)
3) Poem 5 (Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus...) simply because our teacher gave us a quiz question asking "How many kisses are there?" and I counted them up wrong.
4) If you don't have fun saying "passive periphrastic," you're probably not saying it right.
as far as catullus: 101 - written when his brother died - "Multas per gentes et multa per æquora vectus