Education in Roman Times (a brief introduction)
with exceptional production value
The Battle of Salamis by Wilhelm von Kaulbach
oil on canvas
The Maximilianeum, Munich
even more interesting when Salamis is pronounced like the meat, salami.
wouldn’t it be really easy just to explain that who is he and whom is him? because that’s basically how that works.
Trying to read ‘Menaechmi’ with all the text errors.
or trying to read anything written by Propertius.
Reading Greek aloud
(Thanks Nelly for the submission!)
the truest of the things.
"Phyllis Auentinae quaedam est uicina Dianae, /sobria grata parum: cum bibit omne decet./ altera Tarpeios est inter Teia lucos/ candida, sed potae non satis unus erit."
Phyllis of Aventine is a certain neighbor to Diana,
hardly bearable sober: when she drinks, anything goes.
the other woman was Teia among the Tarpeian groves,
she was bright, but one man was not enough for her drunk.
S. Propertius, Elegies IV poem 8
my translation based on L. Richardson Jr’s text and commentary Propertius
I FUCKING FIGURED IT OUT
THE ‘THE’ IS SIDEWAYS, RIGHT?
BECAUSE YOU READ THE THE WITH ALL THREE OF THE PHRASES
‘IMAGINE THE SKY’
‘HOW IS THE SKY’
‘TOUCH THE SKY’
IT’S STILL FUCKING STUPID BUT I FIGURED IT THE FUCK OUT
YOU ARE A FUCKING GOD AMONG MEN.
RESUPPLY WHAT? FROM WHERE? GODDAMMIT
When Xerxes tried to bridge the Hellespont for the first time
yeah, linen and papyrus, that’ll work!