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    (Original post by Sappho)
    C'mon, Cicero is awesome! :love: Catullus is a bit dump, though... :nothing:

    And Catiline, well, I already said that I love Sallust. I actually did an Ancient History module on Sallust (and therefore Catiline, too) last semester, that was really good! It was one of the things that motivated me to do Ancient History at uni, too, though Classics is still my core passion
    I don't like him as the person he portrays himself as. So far at least. Catullus, I like his poetry but Catullus the character had his head up his arse. Or rather, up the arse of a real Roman citizen.

    It's more the problems of the sources for Catiline that make me dislike him right now - I have an essay on him due in on Monday :erm:
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    (Original post by Craig_D)
    When reading a text it is like the author is reaching out and speaking to you personally, so to get into the mindset and be spoken to by a great figure of the classical world (Cicero, Caesar, Virgil, etc) is a truly humbling experience.
    Virgil is my favourite at the moment, we are studying book 6 in school for our exams and I have fallen in love with Cerberus!

    I can't say I'm that keen on Cicero, I find it pretty hard to translate

    I don't do classics but I do latin and I love how every story is like a fairytale and they did not give a **** about shagging other folk while married.
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    It's just one of the more traditional subjects and fuses philosophy, art, literature, history and it enhances my logical skills in way which maths has failed to do so. It's challengic and thought-provoking.
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    (Original post by Sappho)
    C'mon, Cicero is awesome! :love: Catullus is a bit dump, though... :nothing:

    And Catiline, well, I already said that I love Sallust. I actually did an Ancient History module on Sallust (and therefore Catiline, too) last semester, that was really good! It was one of the things that motivated me to do Ancient History at uni, too, though Classics is still my core passion
    Catullus is my favourite Roman author. He's so witty and innovative. I have to disagree with you there.
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    (Original post by Sweet by and by)
    Virgil is my favourite at the moment, we are studying book 6 in school for our exams and I have fallen in love with Cerberus!

    I can't say I'm that keen on Cicero, I find it pretty hard to translate

    I don't do classics but I do latin and I love how every story is like a fairytale and they did not give a **** about shagging other folk while married.
    Fairytales for adults, filthy-minded adults
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    (Original post by Infinite_Spectrum)
    It's just one of the more traditional subjects and fuses philosophy, art, literature, history and it enhances my logical skills in way which maths has failed to do so. It's challengic and thought-provoking.
    Yeah, I love the way it fuses together different subjects too.
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    Catullus is my favourite Roman author. He's so witty and innovative. I have to disagree with you there.
    I like his poetry but I hate the character he portrays
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    (Original post by aliluvschoc)
    I studied it at A Level, it was my most enjoyable subject.

    And The Bacchae. My favourite Greek Tragedy. Ever.
    :suith: Euripides
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    I like his poetry but I hate the character he portrays
    It's part of the charm surely? His persona of the typical lad is why his poetry is still accessible today.
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    Because Greek is awesome in more ways than I can describe. I did Greek Higher Level for IB and it was my favourite subject by far. And Aristophanes = total legend
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    Cicero and the Civil Wars was what really got me into Classics, Ovid's Amores is awesome and now im getting into Greek philosophy just need to learn some basic greek over the summer
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Fairytales for adults, filthy-minded adults
    Oh indeed, my slightly odd latin teacher almost jizzed once when he told us a story, he wall all wheezy :confused:
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    The language - I HEART Latin grammar in a bizarre kind of way, and of course the literature. Ovid et al. are just utter dons.
 
 
 
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