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Just in self defence.. re Livy. I think I feel comfortable with Livy's Latin, but it takes a lot longer..and you get a different view of the pace of the book if you are not occasionally having to struggle with a tricky sentence
Toggle Commented yesterday on A revision course in Livy at A Don’s Life
Thanks.. I know, but keep forgetting, the Geneva pair. Yes it is odd isnt it about Vite... Need to do some work on this trail. I would love to get them together and shown... That is great idea re Milan. There must be a catalogue somewhere, m
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on The great Roman emperor hunt at A Don’s Life
To add to the pot.. interesting work showing that losing a battle doesnt really hurt a (Roman) career.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Political families? at A Don’s Life
blimey... i think I might use them for same purpose if that's ok. Thank you, m
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Political families? at A Don’s Life
my students only type... which means that they have relearn how to handwrite for their exams
I just hope everyone knows me well enough by now to know that I speak the unbullied truth as I see it. If I had hated the stuff I would have said so, sponsors or no sponsors. The reason that the Baileys pic was so big was that I was using the husband's PC (ie not Mac) after my laptop had crashed etc after Part 1 -- and I had terrible trouble hoiking the picture in!
I think I should have said "really tough" (would that have been OK?) Now one thing you must admit re the don is that she is not so easily bought and corrupted. I had imagined doing a "thanks to generous sponsors, but frankly it's horrible" sort of admission. Had two glasses of chocolate Baileys with ice and to my own suprise, they slipped down a treat.
I dont think this document is too complicated to understand, but it lays out a complicated case, clearly and at has to devote a couple of hours to get it fully. I continue to be amazed that people sound off without looking at the data (ok we have all done it... but shouldn't). so you get a vicious circle where people who havent read the stuff cite other who havent read the stuff who cite journalists who havent read the stuff... I am not saying that we therefore should feel happy with what has gone on (and certainly not with double standards between the wealthy benefit recipients and poor benefit recipients ); but this case is not as it has been painted and the price of weighing in ought to be doing one's homework! Thats why documents are published ,
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on The apology problem at A Don’s Life
Well it is hard. The Arethusa site used to be good; and I would definitely book in. And there are occasionally I think special openings (advertised on the website). But it is not easy unless you have academic reasons (in which case joining the British SChool at Rome might help).
Thanks for that.. as I had suspected. (And thanks also to Lydia Smith, with news from the front line)
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2014 on Prisoners and their books at A Don’s Life
I have to confess that Mary has only heard about it on the radio and in the press..! I dont honestly think I know enough about post classical things!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2014 on Prisoners and their books at A Don’s Life
AH that might explain it. Otherwise, it's baffling!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2014 on The curator's egg at A Don’s Life
The blog mistress here! I am reluctant to impose any rules. Sometimes we want to have multiple exchanges in a single day, and sometimes a lengthy comment is necessary (to lay out the argument, for example). So maybe we just have to rely on that extra paragraph really necessary?
I take the point, and confess that I am being lazy here (implying the usual health warning). Not quite sure I follow the instructions about wiki, but I will try to link to other reference points when I can!
Thanks so much! But, crikey, I can see that I am completely mixed up about this phrase .. from D Goulson's book on bees ("Sting in the tale" ) to "Sting in the Tail" (the seventeenth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions)... and now to A Kenny!
I think that is a tad unfair. And probably missed a bit of the self irony. No I am not a specialist in libraries but as a classicist i do have a certain competence in that area! Tnis was a chance to get a sharper expertise. And any way I was doing a friend who is the chair of the friends a favour. Would I actually have preferred an evening at home? Yes!
If you saw some of the emails I get, you would think controversial spot on. Trouble about subversive is that once it's used, you're stuck with it (not my text!). It might be slightly tired, but what would it say to change it?
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2014 on Teaching and tears at A Don’s Life
Thanks for the clarifications about Sundays (off) everyone. So far not a drop has passed my lips (day 8 as I write). But I will be giving myself a free pass on Saturday night at Brasenose.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2014 on Lent again at A Don’s Life
thanks for that... I guess part of me thinks that none of us can really predict the future of teaching and learning, but that we need to be alert to the the potential downsides as well as the upsides of MOOCS etc. I dont mean to be a total Cassandra -- and to be honest, if my fears prove groundless, that will be good news. But we do have to be careful before investing everything...
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2014 on Teaching and tears at A Don’s Life
Too right, I'm not!
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2014 on Lent again at A Don’s Life
i was referring to the husband's liver as well as my own ?!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2014 on Lent again at A Don’s Life
yes you are right, in part at least. there are a handful of homeric passages (inc the hector one) where something is said to be the business of men but this passage is still very marked, and crucially situated as a signal of the maturation of Telemachus.
Sorry Michael, I was probably not being clear. I meant things like French and Saunders, or Vicar of Dib -- which do provide a very particular generic role (that's what I meant by niche) for women.
gosh... i wonder where they are. nearly got a glimpse of the whole set now (just dont know where they ended up)
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2014 on The great Roman emperor hunt at A Don’s Life
On the reliefs, which I didnt study as hard as I should, the oinfo panel suggested a military origin, and continuing military use, but an increasingly display/aesthetic element. Never seen the Mont St Michel. 9I love the 19th century cork model of Pompeii too.. )
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on The pleasures of Lille at A Don’s Life