Salvete! (An introduction)

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Fair Terentia
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Salvete! (An introduction)

Post by Fair Terentia » Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:10 pm

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://www.portkey.org (a Harry Potter site) when I was trying to advertise my own web forum (http://lakeavernus.proboards28.com). This site is basically what I wanted to set up for myself. However, it's got taken over by a group of silly people from school. :evil: Finally, I've found a place where I really seriously can discuss Classics with like minded people. I'm the only person in my Greek class (everyone at my school wants to be doctors, for some bizarre reason) and I find myself sometimes feeling a little lonely, for lack of fellow enthusiasts. Raving to your teacher about Odyssey IX is one thing, but it would be nice to have a contempory as well. Anyway, enough self pity!

I don't know who you are, or what this board is really for, as I'm new, but if you're all as obsessed with the wonderful, exciting, inspiration Ancient World, then I'm sure to like it here! :D

Terentia (the Fair, because the real one it seems wasn't though she did live to 103!!)

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Post by ricelius » Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:00 pm

Salve, and welcome! I do hope you'll like it -- a lot of people here are very dedicated :) (Not that silliness never happens... :lol:)

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Post by klewlis » Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:12 pm

Welcome here!

It's very cool that they still allow the greek class to run with only one student! You are blessed!

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Post by bingley » Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:07 am

Welcome aboard Terentia.

If it's any consolation to you, when I was doing A level Greek, Latin and Ancient History in the mid 1970s, there were 3 in my Greek class, 2 in my Latin, and just me in my Ancient History class.

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Post by mingshey » Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:43 am

klewlis wrote:Welcome here!

It's very cool that they still allow the greek class to run with only one student! You are blessed!
Indeed!

Welcome Terentia!

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Post by Fair Terentia » Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:51 am

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.

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Post by eris » Fri Jun 18, 2004 1:54 pm

Welcome to textkit! I wish you well in your courses and hope that you are able to continue in your Greek studies.

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