Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thinkers rather than droids

An eloquent article from a Latin student who has just completed his HSC, on the benefits of studying the Classics.

There's also a documentary on the vigiles on the ABC tonight at 8:35 which looks interesting, called the Guardians of Rome. You can watch a review of it here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah. Well, I just watched Guardians of Rome, and about 3 minutes into it, I thought that this may be something you'd want to watch.

Why?

Well, aside from the "Rome" factor, there's the fact that the dialogue is, in fact, in Latin.

What as shame the translation was as bad as mine... (I may just be a schoolgirl, but I'm almost positive that "optime" is a superlative... not positive.)

Aside from that, it was pretty interesting.

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jm said...

glad you enjoyed it, docos that have the dialogue in Latin are always interesting (at least to me). if only i had a tv...