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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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mendozy
Jan. 15th, 2004 02:38 am (UTC)
I gave up on Latin after the Junior Cert. (we had a useless teacher), but have vivid memories of listening to English translations of The Aeneid on tape in a desperate attempt to ingrain it on my brain before the Classical Studies exam for the Leaving. Preferred it to the Odyssey in a way, so looking forward to this...

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