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Introduction [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!

AIM- alomejorestara
e-mail: alomejorestara@aol.com (and soon: timothy.ellison@yale.edu)

From: melech_ha_olam
2005-06-29 04:27 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: philokalos
2005-06-29 05:17 pm (UTC)
I think the "Hiss" was a bit unfair about DS. As Amy was saying earlier, a good background in classics strikes me as something that would be profitably augmented by a knowledge of the canon as a whole. But you already know my thoughts on this Tim. Take Greek in the summer with me!
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