And now I am off to revise indirect statement and principal parts before a lecture at eight on ‘Hector the Tragic Hero’. I feel like I’m getting the hang of the classics lyf, as it were.
Today we all went to a David Raeburn's seminar on the sound of Greek - it was amazing: the peaks and troughs of vowels in the pitch accent, the flow so rhythmic you could feel the meter ringing in your ears. He read extracts from the Odyssey, Plato’s Apology, and Aeschylus’ Agamemnon - including this line, which I remembered from this very post and recognised when he recited it.
Am at Bryanston, waiting for fire drill. My roommate is fab and I now have access to the wifi.
The way you drop the I in “have brought” reminds me of Latin.
It reminds me of Latin too!
I’d say don’t bother packing any recreational books. You probably won’t have have time; you can borrow a new friend’s; you’ll bring home second-hands. Do pack an instrument if you play one, or an audition piece if you sing!
but… books! Books. I will finish The Catcher in the Rye on the way, I imagine, so that will be one fewer. Shall maybe make an executive decision about which two to take with me. Soz. Books.
Intending to take my clarinet, although I still have difficulty playing since I got my braces. Lol singing. My old piano teacher, upon hearing me sing for aural prep, declared something along the lines of ‘Well, it’s in tune. That’s all that matters.’ I did sing alto in the coro piccolo of my school’s performance of Carmina Burana, which was fun. Mainly because it was in Latin, with bits of German.
from what i remember, people are always needed :) uh, i’m completely blanking - i’d say remember stuff to do in your spare time, and remember essentials (i forgot towels!)
Have brought several books (four plus kindle, which is already too many) and am downloading various programmes from iPlayer. Have remembered to pack towels. And a toga/stola/peplos for good measure.
okay - great, thank you! I’m not really into acting but I’d like to be part of the play(s) so maybe backstage is the thing for me. Any last things I should pack or leave behind?