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by Fair Terentia
Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Anybody understand Italian?
Replies: 7
Views: 2350

Hmm, my Italian's rather rusty, but it means something like "...It's easy to turn with many tired white sheep, excuse me, I do not read to myself to this ?ranked? black sheep!" Schiera seems to be a noun meaning rank or group and I don't know what morro' is. Moro means dark or dark complexioned. Sor...
by Fair Terentia
Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Fantastic Rome Map!
Replies: 3
Views: 941

I think we have a poster of this in a Latin classroom... it looks very impressive indeed.
by Fair Terentia
Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Your school classes.
Replies: 99
Views: 23806

I go to Withington Girls' School. Manchester.

Music is not for pansies, I beg to disagree. It is a very challenging multi-disciplinary subject.

And Latin and Greek at school are very interesting.

As for colleges, I'm 99% sure I'm going to apply to Magdalen.
by Fair Terentia
Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Your school classes.
Replies: 99
Views: 23806

I'm about to start Year 13 (September 3rd) in England. That is the final year for secondary school pupils, aged 17-18. I'm taking A Levels in Latin Ancient Greek French Music Extracurricularly, I'll be leading the school orchestra, singing in 2 school choirs and possibly running a Latin club. Not su...
by Fair Terentia
Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 65
Views: 16356

All in English I'm afraid...

Virgil: Aeneid Book 1
A study guide on Plato
Oxford prospectus
Pride and Prejudice for the 20th or so time(!)
Dante: Inferno
by Fair Terentia
Sun Jul 04, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: University
Replies: 26
Views: 5811

Both Oxford and Cambridge are great universities for Classics. I myself have been debating for all year between the two of them. At the Oxbridge Classics Open Day this May I thought the tutors from both universities were exceptionally impressive. Obviously, though, since it was held in Cambridge, th...
by Fair Terentia
Sun Jul 04, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: University
Replies: 26
Views: 5811

Oxford (like Cambridge) is a single university. Within it, however, are many colleges, such as Magdalen (pronounced Maudlin by the way!). Students live in colleges mostly for the entirety of their degree. They eat there, and have most of their tutorials there. Their social lives generally revolve ro...
by Fair Terentia
Sun Jul 04, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: University
Replies: 26
Views: 5811

For anyone who's interested, I'll be applying to Oxford for Classics this year too. :P I can't decide between Magdalen and Corpus Christi colleges though...

Anyway, see you at the interview! *knaws fingernails nervously*
by Fair Terentia
Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

I think this is a book I have to read, being pernickety about punctuation!

I came across this sign by a road recently:

Professional video camera's for sale

which is ambiguous.
by Fair Terentia
Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek word list
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

I've found this very helpful indeed. Especially since the OCR word list is so bad (full of mistakes and no main parts). There's also a vocabulary tester, which is excellent.
by Fair Terentia
Sun Jun 20, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Troy - The movie
Replies: 61
Views: 16587

Well, I didn't think the film was half as bad as some of my Classical friends thought. Admittedly, the acting was not brilliant, but I did find it entertaining as a battle epic. Things that I really did like about it: -Odysseus. He was just as I imagined him and I thought his expression somehow real...
by Fair Terentia
Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Need a Book for Beginner Greek
Replies: 11
Views: 5440

The book I used to learn Greek is L. A. Wilding's Greek for beginners . I thought it was very clear with explanations of constructions, however you need a grammar book to go with it- we used North and Hillard's Primer of Greek Grammar . It deals with grammar and constructions with the introduction o...
by Fair Terentia
Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete! (An introduction)
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Thanks for the welcomes! :D

I know I'm really lucky that my school offers Greek even with only one person. Though how long that will last I don't know... since schools now have to consider whether subjects are 'worth running'. There are 5 in my Latin group, which is good.
by Fair Terentia
Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 3182

I've always said, "felicem diem natalis habeas" but I did just make it up...
by Fair Terentia
Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: what original texts are u reading at the moment?
Replies: 14
Views: 7540

In Latin this year I've been reading some of Catullus' poetry and Tacitus Annals 15 (v. hard!). At the moment we've just started the Cupid and Psyche story from The Golden As-s by Apuleius. Next year we're going to be doing Aeneid 2 (yay!) and some Seneca. In Greek I did Odyssey 9 (the Cyclops) and ...
by Fair Terentia
Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Episcopus, Start your Latin A Level before it's too late
Replies: 49
Views: 13218

I was very worried about AQA pulling out of Classics. (My jaw dropped when I was told). OCR may be the better and deeper board with greater choice of texts, but there will soon be no choice between boards. And, my Greek teacher did make the point that if OCR must integrate the people who would have ...
by Fair Terentia
Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete! (An introduction)
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Salvete! (An introduction)

Salvete omnes! My name is Terentia (well, it isn't really, but for the purpose of this board, Terentia will do very well :) ). I'm 17 years old and live in England. I'm studying Latin and Greek for A Level, and intend to carry them on at university. I arrived here through the Latin club at http://ww...