Friday, July 30, 2010

From King Phillipe to Giganget!


Long time no post I hear you say. I have been busy, busy with the first week of Uni! It's been quite fun I must say, except for Monday. It took me half an hour to find my lecture theatre, and then when I finally found it, I realised that it would take me another half an hour to get to my second lecture and instead of missing out on both, I would rather miss out on one and go to a full one. I really love all my tutes. They all have the perfect number of students and the subjects are very interesting! Yesterday, Shel and I were reunited with Lenka after a very long 5 weeks. It was a bit humiliating because her hands and arms were tanner than mine! It was great to see her again. And I actually screamed when I ran up to hug her *sorry random people at the food court of MC*. I have never ever screamed, have been extremely overjoyed but I screamed and jumped!

I also had my tute for my Ancient Greek related subject today, I realised how much I had missed studying it and being with other people my age who enjoy it too! I was having a crappy day but when I got into the classroom, it all changed! It felt so nice.

This was a pic taken by Lenka, after she says "He looks like Eggxerxes".......LOL Shel and I burst out laughing like crazy because of the way she pronounces Xerxes. Aha good times!

Robert Fagles:

Lately I have become very intrigued by Robert Fagles, so after a bit of researching I found out some ever interesting facts.
  • Completed a Bachelor of Arts. The year after he received his masters from Yale University. Three years later he received his PhD in English from Yale University.
  • The translations of Fagles are as follows- Bacchylides, the Oresteia, the Theban Plays, the Iliad, the Odyssey and the Aeneid (whoa that's heaps lol)
So I leave you with a quote by Robert Fagles-
" The catastrophe of the tragic hero thus becomes the catastrophe of the fifth century man; all his furious energy and intellectual daring drive him on to this terrible discovery of his fundamental ignorance- he is not the measure of all things but the thing measured and found wanting".

Love Yags


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