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Nerdy Classics Majors

Postby Barry Hofstetter » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:31 pm

For those who can't get enough, there is a Facebook group called "Nerdy Classics Majors." Feel free to visit, join and contribute. Not at the expense of Textkit, though.
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Re: Nerdy Classics Majors

Postby Timothée » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:55 pm

I have never been in Facebook, and never shall. Twitter is better, but I’ve grown tired of it, as it has far too many exasperating side effects. Better to stay here.
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Re: Nerdy Classics Majors

Postby Cathexis » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:52 pm

Can you imagine how poorer our Ancient Heritage would be if Caesar could've
tweeted his Gallico Bello pre-, intra-, and post- battles? He would've loved twitter!
Instead of keeping 2 scribes going simultaneously, Great Caesar would've had multi-
twitter feeds going all over the place. But what a loss for Western Civ. :?

Cicero on the other hand, would've relished FB, I'd say. I can just imagine him dressing
his litterae up with embedded .gifs and his Timeline would've been chock full of daily
Grumpy Cat and other memes.

But Cato! I can just see him hunched over his landline waiting for it to ring ("Why hasn't
Crassus called me back yet? Ye gods and little fishes!"). Just licking his stamps for the
snail mail and grumpy about the mailman never being punctual as he ought to be.

I thank the Gods of Olympus that these men never had any of this in their lives; Our
Heritage would be so much the poorer if they had. :wink:

FWIW,

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