Herodotus Writes a History of the 20th Century

stylistically accurate, historically hilarious.

just like the original

studies with the meow meow

studies with the meow meow

"ut nox longa quibus mentitur amica diesque
longa videtur opus debentibus…"

Hor. Ep. 1.1.20-21

As the night is long for those to whom their girlfriend lies and the day seems long to those owing work…

"Nemo potest personam diu ferre, ficta cito in naturam suam recidunt."

Seneca d. J. 

"No one is able to wear a mask for a long time, falsehoods quickly return to their own nature."

(via didoofcarthage)

(Source: mondnymphe, via youcanthandelthetruth)

BRAIN BLAST

ABLATIVE: AB + FERO/TULI/LATUM

ABLATUM.

CARRIED AWAY. hence the sense of separation that you use the ablative for.

you don’t know how many years I’ve thought to myself, “what is ablative? what does that mean?”

nominative: nomen, nominis

genitive: genere/genus etc

dative: do, dare, dedi, datum

accusative: accuso, accusare

all these made sense but then

ablative: ??? 

insect

insector, insectari, insectatus sum

insecto, insectare, insectavi, insectatum

to pursue with hostility or hostile speech, etc.

When Perseus is down

whatshouldwecallmeclassics:

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(Thanks idontthinkofmyselfasaplanet for the submission!)

Greek is sometimes really a joke

HAHA THIS WORD IS FOUR VOWELS (one is a diphthong) AND ONE CONSONANT LOL 

ἐείσαο

from a normal word.

goddammit greeks, how did you ever distinguish these things in real life. furthermore, why.

slow down sanskrit you’re too much for me sometimes

there is a past ACTIVE participle? 

stop.

wait.

woah.

gotta revise this whole concept as it stands in my head for a second… okay. thanks latin for building ARBITRARY CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES in my head.

semper ubi sub ubi

more like 

semper gere subuculam

When I suspect students are memorizing the translation and I give a sight-reading quiz

whatshouldwecallmeclassics:

I’m like,

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i hope i am never so bitter a teacher that this

would actually describe my sight translation quizzes.

those are supposed to make you remember that you know what you’re doing more than you realize.

and if they don’t, then sometimes it’s actually that you’re not trying

but usually that you’re not interested

or that you were never given the proper background.

these things are forgivable; a quiz should not be painful, it should be another exercise in reinforcement.

you can have high standards without being a dick about it.

sorry if i sound salty, but i am a little bit salty about my interpretation of this post.

Homeric approach to meter

Homeric approach to meter

(Source: prescriptivism-literally-sucks, via prototumblinguist)

i’m sorry is innuendo not a thing in other languages?

i’m sorry is innuendo not a thing in other languages?

(Source: latin-student-problems)

When students don’t understand a sexually suggestive line of poetry

whatshouldwecallmeclassics:

I’m like,

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much better when the professor/teacher leads you to the specifics.

seriously, and not for the shits and giggles, but because otherwise you will never actually know what that phrase means.