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Apr 18 '14

When a student asks me what declension a verb is

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I’m like,

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Apr 17 '14
Okay, so I know I hated it at the time, but I’m really glad I read all that stuff, because now I get things. I see something on TV or someone makes a reference, and I’m like, ‘Oh! I get that!’
— One of my freshmen on the first semester of classics:  Odyssey, Oedipus Rex, Gilgamesh, and Othello.   (via girlwithalessonplan)

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Apr 11 '14
classicalmeangirls:

maenadmemes:

Even maenads have their priorities.

Do check out the amazing MaenadMemes for a blog that understands the everyday issues of Bacchus’ followers!

classicalmeangirls:

maenadmemes:

Even maenads have their priorities.

Do check out the amazing MaenadMemes for a blog that understands the everyday issues of Bacchus’ followers!

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Apr 7 '14

Odysseus to Achilles in Skyros

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(Thanks  for the submission!)

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Mar 28 '14

When I see an existential ἐστί

whatshouldwecallmeclassics:

(Thanks goat-ridernichole for the submission!)

Like I was saying in class today…

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Mar 27 '14

When I correct students’ uses of “may” and “might”

whatshouldwecallmeclassics:

It’s like,

When translating subordinate subjunctive verbs, “may” should be used in primary sequence (pres/fut/fut pf main verb—>pres/pf subjunctive) and "might" should be used in secondary sequence (impf/pf/plupf main verb—>impf/plupf subjunctive).

Sequence of tenses refresher; chart.

Or, in Greek’s sequence of moods, “may” translates subjunctives in primary sequence, and “might” translates optatives in secondary sequence.

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Mar 24 '14

When my friends ask me why it takes so long to read 50 lines of Greek

whatshouldwecallmeclassics:

I’m like,

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Mar 22 '14

When Aeneas leaves Dido

whatshouldwecallmeclassics:

He’s like,

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Italiam Lyciae iussere capessere sortes;
hic amor, haec patria est." (Verg. Aen. 4.346-7)

"The Lycian lots ordered me to seek Italy; this is the love, this is the fatherland."

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Mar 18 '14

When Perseus is down

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(Thanks idontthinkofmyselfasaplanet for the submission!)

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Mar 16 '14
theholypopefish:

beware the ides of march

theholypopefish:

beware the ides of march

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Mar 15 '14
Sad when the Ides falls during a school break.

Sad when the Ides falls during a school break.

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Mar 15 '14

When Brutus stabbed Caesar

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He was like,

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