||[May. 6th, 2004|10:37 pm]
Rabid Virgil Translators United
|||||Carmina Burana (go perverted latin-speaking german monks!)||]|
one thousand, eight hundred, and fifty-six lines. that is all i have to say. that is as many lines as if you lined up a whole bunch of pencils... well, anyway, it's a LOT of lines. and a LOT of studying for me to do. my friends and i are having a big, ice-cream filled party saturday and basically retranslating the entire aeneid. on a more positive note, did anyone else notice the awesome coincidence (or is it?) that the movie Troy is coming out on may 14th, the day of the AP? my whole class is going to go together after we take it, and cheer our heads off if Aeneas is shown onscreen. everyone will think we're crazy, but hey, 1856 lines is not the ambition of a sane mind, so that's ok. orlando bloom will comfort me and my awful translation skills (ten cool points to anyone who can Name This Rhetorical Device!).
p.s. it's ZEUGMA, the most fabulous of all rhetorical devices! and if you got that right, you get an honorary 5 on your AP, just from me.
my class is doing that too!
and its an amazing coincidence!!
almost like a conspiracy...ah, i miss Cicero...
1,856 is way too many lines to memorize, i'm annoyed with the AP test.
ME TOO. but it's over now! and life is beautiful. can i get a hells yeah? maybe just a little one?
he certainly does. oh orli. how do i love thee...
2004-05-08 07:58 pm (UTC)
Ego, qui haec verba scribo, in caput vestrum pepedi!
er... isn't that scribet?
2004-05-08 08:02 pm (UTC)
DIARRHEAM MAXIMAM HABEO
Stercus meum de fundamento tamquam flumen fluit, id quod Graeculi "diarrheam" appellant.
2004-05-08 08:04 pm (UTC)
SPERMA SCROTUMQUE CANO
Vergilius pueros praetulit... cinaedus!
To the anonymous poster(s)-no spamming in quosego
I'm quite excited sabout Troy myself! It made my day when I found out the release date was moved up a week. :)
Wow, you're so lucky to have...people in your class. My class consists of me and one other girl who decided to not even take the exam. I'm way ahead of her-I'm finished book I, whereas she...we put it this way. Cindy is still "working on the title."
Good luck Friday!!
haha - yeah, that sucks. i love my class so much. there's a bunch of sophomores, including me, some juniors, and a bunch of seniors, and they're all crazy cool.
2004-05-10 07:35 pm (UTC)
Num potes negare
Vergilium, auctorem illius Aeneidos cum qua tu luctaris, fuisse nefarium pathicum?
~does happy dance~ took the Vergil test. Went to see Troy. Burst into spontaneous applause upon the 5-second introduction of Aeneas, and earned the everlasting hatred of the rest of the movie theater. God, that was fun.
Is it just me, or do all Latin geeks think alike?
i know!!! my whole class went nuts, and everyone was like huh? but it was super lame that aeneas was like 12, and paris was all "do you know how to hold a sword, little boy? can you say 'sword'?" because aeneas could totally beat up paris any time, anywhere. you know it.
indeed. How exactly did PARIS turn into a hero? He was such a wimpy mama's boy in the real story. ~shakes head~ All my other latin pals made much mockery over the fact that Aeneas should have been squeaking his name. He was so young, and so adorable. AWWW.
We also made much mockery and rantage over the tastefully PC "ellision" of the Patroclus/Achilles slash. WTF, mates?
well, the moment when he sobbed all over hector's manly legs was fairly accurate. otherwise not so much. (aeneas was the cutest, though. awww...)
and i'm sooo not cool with deleting the patroclus slash. actually, they sort of glossed over most of the achilles related sex, with the exception of the hot twins. they took out his bisexuality, and made him in love with lame-o briseis. and, um, where the hell was pyrrhus? wtf?
That was the uber-humiliation. Clinging to Hector's sandals and snivellng. Ouch. (And i really want stills of Aeneas. Grrargh.)
Was one of the twins male? ~blinks~ missed that bit. must go see again. but... "cousins?" Eh? EH? ok, must calm down now.
Now, you see, Pyrrhus was not politically correct, seeing as he represents viciousness and underage sex. they couldn't have left HIM in. (note excessive sarcasm)