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It's actually been converted into latin as well, not only that, it's written in metre (elegiac couplets) and even has internal rhymes quite often!
OMFG
Who has the time to do these things? And who actualy pays for it to be done?
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It's actually been converted into latin as well, not only that, it's written in metre (elegiac couplets) and even has internal rhymes quite often!
Do yo go to Sedbergh boy?
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Do yo go to Sedbergh boy?
No I don't boy
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No I don't boy
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Loads of stuff is translated into Latin (I've got Peter Rabbit and Paddington Bear in Latin, it's amusing to read) but this is the only mainstream book I've heard of going into Ancient Greek -- I suppose it's because HP is so popular. I'll tell my Greek teacher about it, he'll probably buy a copy for the school Classics library as he is so extravagant.
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Loads of stuff is translated into Latin (I've got Peter Rabbit and Paddington Bear in Latin, it's amusing to read) but this is the only mainstream book I've heard of going into Ancient Greek -- I suppose it's because HP is so popular. I'll tell my Greek teacher about it, he'll probably buy a copy for the school Classics library as he is so extravagant.
I bet he tells you, that JK Rowling did a classics degree...oh i've seen it all before. All classics teachers are nuts.
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OMFG
Who has the time to do these things? And who actualy pays for it to be done?
People do it most likely for the joy of doing it and the money they get from publishing it.
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I bet he tells you, that JK Rowling did a classics degree...oh i've seen it all before. All classics teachers are nuts.
ah but JK Rowling didn't do Latin and Greek, just Class Civ. When I went down to a Classics open day at Exeter last week they were advertising her as a famous alumna. It's true all Classics teachers are at least a little odd, but almost always in a nice sort of way.
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ah but JK Rowling didn't do Latin and Greek, just Class Civ. When I went down to a Classics open day at Exeter last week they were advertising her as a famous alumna. It's true all Classics teachers are at least a little odd, but almost always in a nice sort of way.
Classics is both where I come from. She durely most know some latin and greek though.

Yes most are also obsessed with sex.
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Classics is both where I come from. She durely most know some latin and greek though.

Yes most are also obsessed with sex.
I didn't mean to say that there was anything wrong with class civ, just that she didn't do the languages (and thus, sadly, couldn't write the Harry Potter books in Latin to start with -- would probably get a lot of people learning the language!)

The head of Classics at my school is definitely obsessed with sex, he once told a pupil that he fancied his mother! And he reads the most obscene bits of Catullus with boys who are too young for that sort of thing.
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I didn't mean to say that there was anything wrong with class civ, just that she didn't do the languages (and thus, sadly, couldn't write the Harry Potter books in Latin to start with -- would probably get a lot of people learning the language!)

The head of Classics at my school is definitely obsessed with sex, he once told a pupil that he fancied his mother! And he reads the most obscene bits of Catullus with boys who are too young for that sort of thing.
lol I wasnt getting at you, its just most people who take classical civ at uni do basic and intermediate latin and greek.

I did AS greek, A level LAtin and A level classical civ. Its quite plain from those exams that most classic teachers are obsessed with sex. The worst one was probably part of the set text for classical civ at AS, it had world like 'stiff vagina' in it. My favourite one was my GCSE greek paper though, it was about Darius the Persian king and how he gave prostitutes as gifts to his visitors lol.
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Classics is both where I come from. She durely most know some latin and greek though.

Yes most are also obsessed with sex.
I think she might have studied Latin and French.
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