Thursday, September 20, 2007

Terra marique potens

Arr, I be late fer Talk Like a Pirate Day! Apologies, maties, but me internet's been actin' up! But in honour of Talk Like a Pirate Day, I be readin' (well, skimmin') Map of the Ancient Sea Kings. It be an interestin' read and something fer all good pirates! Landlubbers need be botherin'. arr.

I also be listenin' to The Pirate Queen, which though it not be Classics related, did feature (on stage) the line o' Queen Elizabeth's: "I know when I am being insulted in Latin!"

Well, that an' there be a scene where Grace O'Malley goes off swashbucklin' directly after givin' birth, which reminded me o' Medea ("I'd prefer to stand in battle thrice with a shield than to give birth once."), but that be neither here nor there. Everythin' be remindin' me o' Medea!

Anyway, hope all o' ye talked good an' proper like a pirate today!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

What dreams may come . . .

I wish I could say more was going on here, but it's not. I've been reading some Latin, and I'm going to be taking a Greek course this fall just to keep up during my year off. But right now, there's really very little to report. I'm hesitant to throw up articles everyone else is already posting about anyway.

Oh, and I'm looking for a job. If anyone wants to offer me one, great. ;-)

But I do have a question for all of you lovely Classicists, specifically, a question about dreams!

You see, last night, I was in the unfortunate position of having a dream (nightmare?) about Greek--Greek accents. In this dream, I was trying to type a sigma, and for the life of me, none of my keys would type a regular sigma! I only got a sigma with an accent! I don't remember what kind of accent now, but it horrified me, obviously. Finally, with the advice of someone I know, I marked it in the paper (it was a draft) and planned to cross it out manually.

And this is obviously a really lame dream. I've had better ones. Once I dreamt about finding Latin inscriptions and then finding out that they were left by aliens or somesuch . . .

But, my question--does anyone else dream about these things? I can't be the only one who has ridiculously pedantic dreams about Greek accents, can I??