Thank you very much =))!
I risk to offtop, for it also maybe interesting for others.
Well... Latinstudies... hard to describe. It ist really a special subject, you know, and the people are very special, too. My university ist Erlangen, and we do have profs , well, they can be not so nice
. That is the thing about latinists, most of them are hardliners
Studying Latin is working hard although knowing all the time, that you will never actually be in command of this language. No one can. But we can try at least.
For me it is also the beauty of the language, which I feel more, the more I know about it. I love to write in Latin, and I love it, to see how beatyful the sentences can be. It is something of artistic pleasure, I think.
That's the philosophy of the whole thing. The praxis is learning everyday, reading, translating, thinking about it all. I can't say, that anything about Latin itsself is dull, because I love it, BUT you have to learn Greek for studying Latin, and argh, Greek is
not everone's cup of tea
. You have to do things, which you do not like, and I always say to me: I do it for Latin!
And the exams are hard, too, you know. Very high standards. Very many students, who do not pass. The pressure is high, now with the StudiengebÃ¼hren (in Germany you have now to pay 592 Euro every semester) it becomes higher.
So... that's it. You can ask per PM, if you want and then we can write German, which is surely something easier for us both