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besides introductory posts however... [Jun. 29th, 2005|12:09 am]
Ablative of Procrastination

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[philokalos]
... 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*
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[User Picture]From: citharadraconis
2005-06-29 05:05 am (UTC)
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.

4. er...
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From: melech_ha_olam
2005-06-29 06:13 am (UTC)
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
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From: the_yaosta
2005-06-29 07:20 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: mme_riphaldin
2006-10-08 03:11 am (UTC)
as far as catullus: 101 - written when his brother died - "Multas per gentes et multa per æquora vectus
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