Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sheeeeee's BACK!

My apologies for the prolonged hiatus. I realized after exams that I was just too exhausted for much of anything. Plus, I still have various preparations to make for England.

On a somewhat related note, I just learned from blogographos that Mary Beard has a blog called A Don's Life. It looks very interesting so far.

Now that we've observed the new, let us take a moment to contemplate the old. You see, although I did not put this in my profile, I actually have a third major, history (and now EVERYONE who knows me will know who I am, but I think everyone figured it out anyway). Anyway, I was at the history department's graduation, and our Commencement Address was actually quite good. The one problem I did have, though, was before that when a person who shall remain nameless was speaking. He said something to the tune of, "Besides American and European, we also have courses in [a bunch of place-names] and ancient Rome." I was pretty floored. Since when is ancient Rome not part of European history?? I mean, I was thankful that our department was actually acknowledging ancient Rome (I fear they often ignore student complaints that not enough ancient history is being taught), but I find that misconception that it is somehow different from European history a little disturbing. Plus, I heard no mention of ancient Greece in that particular speech, which was a little disturbing to an aspiring Hellenist.

Perhaps I shouldn't care about these things so much, but I suppose it is just the nitpick in me.

Anyway, there were a few things I wanted to post about upon my return, but methinks I'll have to go dig them up again.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Not *quite* back for real, but...

Just wanted to do a couple blog alerts!

First is Aine Bina, who is a humanities student and currently has an interesting post up on science, religion, and The Simpsons.

And secondly is everybody's favourite soup-loving, Classics student DRAKOS!

I imagine maybe four people reading this will get that, but that's ok.

Back to studying! But I'm down to one exam, one paper, and three days left until graduation. Ow.

Oh, and in case anyone missed it while it was on Amazon: Deus Carnitas Est. You can google this and find it too (even though Amazon finally fixed it), because every other online bookseller seems to copy and paste their information straight from Amazon. Yes, I realize it's two languages, but it's still funny.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Breaking hiatus for a moment . . .

Ok, I know I said I was on hiatus from the blog for a bit, but I've got to break it for this one. Homo Edax posted a very interesting bit on Cicero, Tacitus, and American Despotism, which is probably breaking my self-imposed "no politics on my blog" rule, but I think it's worth reading anyway, whether or not you agree.

And if anybody actually missed it, here's the article on finding a Roman road in Paris.

Ok, back to the shadows for me. FOURTEEN days left. Ouch.

Friday, May 05, 2006


Ok, I better bite the bullet and admit that I'm going to need a hiatus for about the next couple of weeks. It's crunch time, and even though I've been trying to get things done a little earlier, it's been a rushed effort to get anything done.

Whose bright idea was it to have everything due at the same time at the end of the semester? It makes the quality of work go plummeting. It also makes me almost fall asleep in my afternoon Greek class! And I usually find Greek (especially Plato) exciting!

So, not dead yet, and 16 days left until graduation. Time really does fly. . .