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Wed, Jan. 18th, 2006, 09:47 am
Latin, not Greek.

I dumped Greek! I dumped Greek! I dumped Greek!

I finally realized that I don't like Greek. And all it took was 2 1/2 years. Specifically, a semester of Sophocles. I mean, seriously, how many participles does one language need?!?

Instead, I am taking Medieval Latin. And I love it! I can actually read it! As in pick it up and read it. I don't have to check a dictionary for every other word, I have consulted a grammar text maybe three times in the last week, and I almost never have to reference a translation. *bouncey* I've read a Roman Mass, and the Nicene Creed, and Sulpicius Severus, and St Augustine! And granted, "genitum non factum" confused me for a long time, but that had more to do with my weak grasp of medieval theology than my understanding of the Latin.

And ooo, idea for a St. Augustine icon! Yay! I love my major!

Wed, Jan. 18th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
beatricepeabody

LOL! I'm glad you like your major, considering you're basically done with it.

Wed, Jan. 18th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
flying_anteater

*squeeeeal!*

Wed, Jan. 18th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
buzzylittleb

*does the dance of Greek sucks*

We run med lat here, but I haven't opted ofr it because it's taken by the same bastard that "teaches" palaeography.

Wed, Jan. 18th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
flying_anteater

Oh! But it's fun! And easy! And encourages the use of exclamation points! I am sorry about the paleographer, though. *fist shakey at him*

Wed, Jan. 18th, 2006 07:24 am (UTC)
buzzylittleb

He's evil. This is the second time I'm taking this class with him (due to evil rl reasons) and his teaching ability is akin to a swimming instructor throwing you bricks.

We do encounter a lot of St Augustine though.

Wed, Jan. 18th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
flying_anteater

*sigh* Sucky teachers. We have a new Latin prof here who seems to be the same way. I've had her for history, and she seems descent enough. (Well, maybe at the higher levels. In Intro to Greek History, she was everywhere) But she apparently really sucks teaching language.

I love me some St. Augustine! Which is weird, because I hate him in English. Have you read the pear tree story? We aren't reading it in class, but I really really want to.

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