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latin geek alert!

Blame it on five years of secondary school Latin, during which I had to translate Book II of the Aeneid - the fall of troy section - and learn 17 pages of it off by heart, but I am really looking forward to this. Look! A thousand ships! Cool!

I hope they have Laocoon running down in hot haste from the citadel, and being killed by the serpents with frothy bloody manes, which was so freakish (especially in our translations) it always raised a near-hysterical laughing fit in our Latin class. Hey, when you're stuck in a Latin class, you'll take what jollies you can get...

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stellanova
Jan. 15th, 2004 01:56 am (UTC)
Translating the Aeneid is standard in Leaving cert Latin! It's the prescribed text, so you know a bit of whatever book you're doing is going to come up. Hence, you translate it all and learn it off by heart. Madness! I can still recite huge chunks of our class's insane translation. "Unutterable o queen is the woe which thou bidst me revive..."

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