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Postby Interaxus » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:40 pm

I found this justification for reading Vergil in the original rather charming:

http://www.memoriapress.com/articles/08 ... latin.html

It sort of explained why I found myself identifying Nadal and Federer with those ancient show-offs Achilles and Hector ...

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Postby Lucus Eques » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:45 am

Awesome.
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Postby Scribo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:05 am

Interesting, at first I was almost...affronted, that we would water down a classical hero like that. Then i shut up and read the actual article. :lol:

There is something, to borrow from Lucus, awesome about the connection one can make with literature.

For me, in many ways, Aeneas represents that character I ought to have but fail miserably in attaining. :oops:
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Postby Twpsyn » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:45 am

Tee-hee. My bubbly high school Latin teacher, always eager to show the class Latin In Real Life, showed us that fellow's book and declaimed parts of that passage to us in class once.
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Postby cdm2003 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:42 pm

Nice...I had not really considered the differences between "fate" in the Iliad and "fate" in the Aeneid. I get so caught up in trying to understand the Latin that it's easy to lose sight of the deeper meanings of the text. The guy makes a nice point. Now, if someone could get the KC Royals to read the Aeneid, maybe we'd wind up in the World Series again!

Great essay!
Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae
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Postby thesaurus » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:25 pm

As a soon-to-be Nittany Lion, this does my heart good.
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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