Does anyone know Latin?
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Please, somebody take him up on this! I already speak Latin, but I'm dying to watch. Come on! The first twenty years are the hardest.
Don't know. Everybody down there's so sexy and muy caliente I've never been able to focus long enough to find out.
I ignored this topic at first, but glad I finally opened it up to see the responses.
Just remember stellar, if you can just make it through that initial 20 years you should be good.
I've been at it on and off for over 50 years and I'm hopeless. Forgetting things seems to be quicker than learning them.
How to conjugate irrumare. Led to some damned awkward moments at the Colosseum Lounge, lemme tell you. On the bright side, I did make twenty sesterces, though. ;>
HAHA! I have to say one of my favorite university moments overall is when we had to translate Catullus, and watching people squirm in their seats as they try to put some of his...more slanderous poetry into acceptable English.
When it comes to the sexual stuff though, I think it's pretty much impossible because there is really no way you can translate the thoughts which that culture associated with certain things, even when you can translate the words themselves. Obviously the poem I'm referring to is the "Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo, Aureli pathice et cinaede Furi..." one... #16, I believe?
I remember after everyone stopped blushing, it took like half an hour for the professor to explain exactly HOW this insult really worked for the Romans... because to 21st century Americans, essentially calling a man a "faggot" while describing exactly how you yourself were going to rape them doesn't really make a whole lot of sense.
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