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The News in Brief - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
November 1st, 2004
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The News in Brief
  • Today's monthly Project Ben-Yehuda update is the largest one to date, if memory serves. Again and again I am amazed by the power of Internet-based collaboration.

  • The colloquium exam I am to take sometime this year to complete my Classics B.A. is huge and damn scary. 100 pages of Greek prose, and 2000 lines of Greek verse, with which I must be perfectly familiar (i.e. able to "sight-translate" random bits without a dictionary, and explain grammatical and syntactical phenomena), plus an "unseen" Greek text of some sort. Ghastly. This exam I am supposed to prepare for, as Tom Lehrer put it, "in my copious free time". No idea how I'm going to manage it. (But I am!)

  • I've been offered a TA position at the TAU Classics dept. next year.

  • Really enjoying my courses this semester (except Latin).

Current Mood: worried
Current Music: Bob Dylan -- Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

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From:cinamon
Date:November 1st, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Glad to hear you're enjoying your courses -
I think it's very important.
And congrats! [Can't say I'm surprised though. :)]
Are you going to take the offer?
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From:ijon
Date:November 2nd, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
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I'm taking some time to consider. I'm interested, generally, but I must make some financial considerations as well.
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From:ntopaa
Date:November 2nd, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)

What's a TA?

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What's a TA? Is that a "Metargel"?

and wy aren't you enjoying Lattin?
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From:ijon
Date:November 2nd, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)

Re: What's a TA?

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I think it's rather bad form to criticise my professors in public. If you're really curious, ask me in person and I'll explain.
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From:wildernesscat
Date:November 2nd, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)
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I've been offered a TA position at the TAU Classics dept. next year.
So, you're going to forsake the hi-tech land of milk and honey? ;-)
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From:ijon
Date:November 2nd, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Nah. But I might divide my working time between it and TAing.
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From:kritzit
Date:November 2nd, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)

Congrats!

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Is that mean you're going to be a professor?
:P
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