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intro [Jun. 29th, 2005|05:28 pm]
Ablative of Procrastination


Hey everybody, Maria here. It seems like ancient Greek scholars need some representation here.

Well: I went to a bankrupt public school through eighth grade. So when I changed high schools, Greek was the first language I studied (in a room full of Latin students and one misogynistic old man). I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it -- I'm not even sure how much I remember of it.

Since the alphabet is so pretty, I find myself drawing it all over papers (&c.) when I'm bored; I think that qualifies me as a classics person, so I wanted to say YO.

Or: Xaire.

[User Picture]From: philokalos
2005-06-29 09:59 pm (UTC)
Salve Maria!

It's v. cool that you managed to learn Greek despite your school/teacher. The misogynistic old man thing seems to still be something of a problem in classics. I read somewhere that, on average, only 36% of profs in the field are women. I was kind of surprised. I mean, I knew classics, like many disciplines, was still something of an old boys' club, but that figure seems shockingly low. Why do you think that is?

Are you planning on continuing Greek at Yale?
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