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Are you looking for a student's-eye view? (Although obviously you won't be a student)
We did about an hour of Greek each morning, Athenaze I books and homework set; then I think two lectures before lunch and two after, on a variety of topics. For Classics we didn't have to do a research-based lecture, although History, English etc. did; we just had a tutorial at the end of the week, in groups of three, on a passage we'd been given. (My group was on Catullus 62, in English, with some extra passages, such as a bit of Apollonius of Rhodes, also provided.) A few activities - visited an exhibition at the Ashmolean, as Classicists, but there were also general evening activities, including a barbeque, a bop, and smaller group activities like salsa. Then back to the college common room until sent to bed, usually for a game of Zip Zap Boing [such fantastic memories of that ]. Anything I've forgotten?


What else?

Think from a mentor's PoV, it involved going to some of the activities, foregoing alcohol for the week (my mentor was getting withdrawal symptoms by the time we left), giving advice (particularly on Personal Statements) and making sure you take people where they need to go and deal with any medical mishaps, etc.
y u no quote me properly? :fuhrer:

Yeah this is basically everything. The only thing I would add is that two mentors sat in with the people who were doing A level Greek (there were only two of us, and one other person doing the GCSE in sixth form) while we did the translation set for us (it was Herodotos for us) and basically helped us, looked up vocab etc. Aesc has everything else covered :yep:

Edit: my tutorial was on PIE
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y u no quote me properly? :fuhrer:

Yeah this is basically everything. The only thing I would add is that two mentors sat in with the people who were doing A level Greek (there were only two of us, and one other person doing the GCSE in sixth form) while we did the translation set for us (it was Herodotos for us) and basically helped us, looked up vocab etc. Aesc has everything else covered :yep:

Edit: my tutorial was on PIE
Sorry, I thought that would work
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Sorry, I thought that would work
I think the issue was that you left out the 'h' in my username.....
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I think the issue was that you left out the 'h' in my username.....
That'll be because it's not an actual letter, it's an "operation" or a "consonatal suffix"
But dreadfully sorry nonetheless
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I (sort of) had an interesting conversation today. I attended my department's Classical Literature in Translation seminar and found it really good. Today was just me, my friend and two lecturers and we were talking about a part of Ovid's Metamorphosis. I didn't really personally talk much but found it fascinating none the less.

The two lecturers both took something out of it themselves as well which was nice to see!
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I need to get my love back for my course. Soon. Before next week, when I'll be at work for over 3 times as many hours as at uni.
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Ah did I spell it wrong again? :mad:

Your narcolepsy in such situations is understandable, I had the fortune(?) of being lectured by Amanda Claridge on that topic, one of the major authorities in the world and I still managed not to "get it". My best essay for her did manage to get a high first though. However it was probably the most homoerotic essay she'd ever read (critique of development of statuary...lots of naked Hadrian). I was so nonplussed in the exam I ended up reproducing a pretty detailed drawing of Marcus Aurelius or someone on horseback. For gods sake we spent three hours one day looking at changes in hair styles. I met someone specialising in that sort of stuff earlier...it was bizarre.

Honestly I'm still not very organised. I think there is, as my supervisor once said, an element of craziness in pretty much everyone concentrating on the early Greek stuff. My notes are basically just pages of Latin scribbled hastily perforated by odd drawings of lions and snowmen and cats. I just don't have the kind of organisational skills you really need for academia I'm afraid.
Don't worry. People say of one of the most genious men I've met (and have the pleasure to be taught by :woo: ) that he lacks discipline. That's a plus for us, I guess

My comment wasn't actually referring to your spelling (I guess it's legitimate to spell it with no capital letter in an English sentence), I was just grinning at the fact that you used a nice German word

The guy who gave the archaeology lectures was reaaallyyy boooring :yawn: It was something about his voice and his accent (I believe he must have been from the east of Germany) that just made it impossible for me to keep listening to him. I mean, I still learnt some pretty interesting things, otherwise I wouldn't even have gone back every week (since it was in no way compulsory or anything). It made me recognise Septimius Severus in a museum in Edinburgh
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Don't worry. People say of one of the most genious men I've met (and have the pleasure to be taught by :woo: ) that he lacks discipline. That's a plus for us, I guess

My comment wasn't actually referring to your spelling (I guess it's legitimate to spell it with no capital letter in an English sentence), I was just grinning at the fact that you used a nice German word

The guy who gave the archaeology lectures was reaaallyyy boooring :yawn: It was something about his voice and his accent (I believe he must have been from the east of Germany) that just made it impossible for me to keep listening to him. I mean, I still learnt some pretty interesting things, otherwise I wouldn't even have gone back every week (since it was in no way compulsory or anything). It made me recognise Septimius Severus in a museum in Edinburgh
My subconcious added "Snape" to that, I think I'd better go to bed now...:rolleyes:
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My subconcious added "Snape" to that, I think I'd better go to bed now...:rolleyes:
See, Lyceum, that's something that wouldn't happen if they taught they young generation that Severus has a long E and is stressed Sevérus

Have a good night's sleep, I shall FINALLY get back to my lovely book on Cicero now :suith:
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See, Lyceum, that's something that wouldn't happen if they taught they young generation that Severus has a long E and is stressed Sevérus

Have a good night's sleep, I shall FINALLY get back to my lovely book on Cicero now :suith:
Ha true. I spent 5 minutes trying to explain that I once saw a funny picture of Severus Snape as his near namesake emperor but it kept coming out in ancient Greek. I'm so tired and just..stupid semantic strategies in Hesiod! My English turns to crap after eight o clock.

"The diction here is fully in light (light? line surely?!) with the heuristic network laid out alone (alone? above perhaps?) and mother (that is.not even...slightly...the word I wanted!) is a semantic reflex of [greek word]." The whole thing is just...blegh.

EDIT: Screw it, just laid eyes on my shiny nice blue OCT Odyssey. I'm going to bed.
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My subconcious added "Snape" to that, I think I'd better go to bed now...:rolleyes:


This is literally what we were singing in Latin all the damn time last year by the way....
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This is literally what we were singing in Latin all the damn time last year by the way....
How did you translate Snape, Weasley, Dumbledore, pipe bomb et c. ? :confused:
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That'll be because it's not an actual letter, it's an "operation" or a "consonatal suffix"
But dreadfully sorry nonetheless
Interesting that before the orthographical reforms in Irish people actually used to leave h out altogether, and just write a dot above the preceding letter :moon:
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How did you translate Snape, Weasley, Dumbledore, pipe bomb et c. ? :confused:
Oh we didn't, we actually didn't Latinise that one..just sang it. It was popular in general actually.

Snape....Snape...Severus Snape....Snape ...Snape....Severus Snape
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Are you looking for a student's-eye view? (Although obviously you won't be a student)
We did about an hour of Greek each morning, Athenaze I books and homework set; then I think two lectures before lunch and two after, on a variety of topics. For Classics we didn't have to do a research-based lecture, although History, English etc. did; we just had a tutorial at the end of the week, in groups of three, on a passage we'd been given. (My group was on Catullus 62, in English, with some extra passages, such as a bit of Apollonius of Rhodes, also provided.) A few activities - visited an exhibition at the Ashmolean, as Classicists, but there were also general evening activities, including a barbeque, a bop, and smaller group activities like salsa. Then back to the college common room until sent to bed, usually for a game of Zip Zap Boing [such fantastic memories of that ]. Anything I've forgotten?


What else?

Think from a mentor's PoV, it involved going to some of the activities, foregoing alcohol for the week (my mentor was getting withdrawal symptoms by the time we left), giving advice (particularly on Personal Statements) and making sure you take people where they need to go and deal with any medical mishaps, etc.

ah alright, so nothing particularly academic? (from the mentor's PoV)
Anyway I might not get in, I'll know soon.
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ah alright, so nothing particularly academic? (from the mentor's PoV)
Anyway I might not get in, I'll know soon.
As medbH says, they helped with the advanced Greek class, and they sat in on lectures; but unless you count personal statement help (i.e. Going through the PS we submitted to got into the summer school, saying what to keep and what to chuck) it was almost completely pastoral
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ah alright, so nothing particularly academic? (from the mentor's PoV)
Anyway I might not get in, I'll know soon.
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Kαλή τύχη!
Ευχαριστωωωω

translation (I don't wanna get reported ) -Good luck -Thanks
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Anyone going to the Classical Conference in Exeter in April?

I was thinking about going but I missed my universities deadline for applications with bursaries. Might consider going to it if people think it is very good.
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Ευχαριστωωωω

translation (I don't wanna get reported ) -Good luck -Thanks
You've changed your name!!! :eek:
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