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salvete amici, indeed [Jun. 28th, 2005|11:52 pm]
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philokalos
This was supposed to be an introductory post, but I was beaten to it!

My name is Alex Marraccini, and like most of you, I will be a freshman at Yale next year. I created this board with the intent of providing somewhere for classically inclined pre-frosh to babble on happily without disturbing the monolingual peace of the Yale 2009 board/chats. I think they were getting sick of snippets of poetry...

In terms of personal background, I have a rather interesting story. I’ve only been “taking” Latin for three years, since my school did not offer it and I was forced to teach myself using an online course. Imagine the fun and excitement people… quizzing yourself on verbs, and yes, muttering to yourself about your own translations! I sounded like a recently escaped mental patient, but I did manage to discover a special love for the Eclogues of Vergil and, like everyone else in the known universe, Catullus. I also read Old English, and in my infinite spare time, swoon over academia.

I had never heard anyone read Latin before getting a fun phone call from Tim, fellow classics prefrosh. How very odd it sounds…

This summer I will be doing large chunks of Aeneid IV and some Cicero to prepare for prose in the fall. I'm excited to chat with all of you.

Reach me at:

AIM: quarkhobbit (I know, it was 4th grade, just forgive)
Email: candide@bellsouth.net
Xanga: www.xanga.com/philokalos
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Yalies fortuna juvat! [Jun. 28th, 2005|11:03 pm]
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melech_ha_olam
Salvete amici!

Nomen mihi Davidus est. Mihi placet loqui scribereque latine. Tamen iam non habeo consilium accipere docta latina Yale.

(Yalie, Yaliei, 5m/f, a student at Yale)
(Yale, Yalis, 3m, Yale University)

Hi all! I'm David Newman. I started taking Latin in 7th grade, and last year I did the AP Latin: Vergil course. The Aeneid was simply fantabulagorious. Still, I do not believe that I will be taking more classes in the classics department at Yale. I hope nevertheless that I can hang out with all you great Latinny people, since I do love the language and the literature and what both have done for me. You can reach me at one of the items on my ubercontact list:

AIM: excelsiorcaelo
Yahoo IM: caeruleus_solaris@yahoo.com
MSN IM: caeruleussolaris@msn.com
e-mail 1: excelsior.caelo@gmail.com
e-mail 2: caeruleussolaris@aol.com

If anyone is wondering what "caeruleus solaris" means... it means that, in 8th grade, my grasp of Latin grammar was very poor. :D
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This is a test of the new board [Jun. 27th, 2005|05:35 pm]
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philokalos
arma virumque cano
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