Inane Thoughts on Sicily and Kassel

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Well, it hasn’t been too long since my last post, but the past two weeks have certainly been eventful. The first week was the Sicily trip, and last week was fall break, which I spent in Kassel, Germany. I really can’t be bothered recounting all of it, nor would it even be remotely interesting if […]

Classics Will Change You

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Me (still trying to write a statement of purpose): I wonder if I can find a way to fit the Largo Argentina [1] into this essay? How about I just make it the title? Roomie: They’d probably just assume it’s some kind of profound metaphor. Me: Oh, but I could make it one – I’m […]

Don’t waste your time on me – you’re already the voice inside my head

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I’ve been delinquent in posting this week, but it’s a been busy one. Quite a few difficulties occurred simultaneously this week, so I am absolutely drained right now. Being a bit sick isn’t helping, either. Right now, I am supposed to writing my statement of purpose for graduate school. I told myself that I can’t […]

Sulmona

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I just got back from Sulmona, Ovid’s hometown. It was something like a pilgrimage for me; right now, I’m living in the city Ovid loved, but I felt like I needed to see where he came from, too. Of course, modern Sulmona doesn’t look anything like it would have in the 1st C. BCE – […]

Forum Boarium

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Today, my Ancient City class went to the general area of the Forum Boarium, the cow market. The area is associated with Hercules. Legend has it, Hercules, driving the cattle of Geryon from Spain to Greece, stopped in the area that would become Rome. His stop there didn’t work out so well for Cacus, to say […]

Saluete

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Hi! I’m rather inadept at beginning anything well, but I’ll give it a shot. I’m Susie, but as I am not overly fond of my given name, feel free to think of me as my username. By the way, my username was created with the band Love Outside Andromeda in mind, not the mythological character. Nevertheless, I suppose that […]

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