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"Bats in the Attic"

Postby Interaxus » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:33 am

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Re: "Bats in the Attic"

Postby jadebono » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:30 am

Interaxus wrote:Anyone read this?

http://www.economist.com/world/internat ... d=11622394

Hmm... "In Britain ... a mere 241 entrants for Greek A-level ,,, in 2007."

Since I have been reading the Times of London and the Telegraph every day for over a decade, I'm tempted to say that it serves them right. Still, it's a heartbreaking end to a noble tradition. My tutor is a public school old boy with degrees from Oxford and the system he uses is absolutely amazing. What a pity!

the intricacies of the aorist optative may finally lose their charms."

Never! I'm currently reading Lysias' "On the Murder of Eratosthenes" and what I've learnt about the optative from that speech alone beats months of slogging through assorted grammars.
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Postby thesaurus » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:49 pm

Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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