Katya, 23 years old, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Bachelor degree in Linguistics (English and French languages); a year into my Master's (Ancient Literature and Western European Classics).
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κάλλιστον μὲν ἐγὼ λείπω φάος ἠελίοιο,
δεύτερον ἄστρα φαεινὰ σεληναίης τε πρόσωπον
ἠδὲ καὶ ὡραίους σικύους καὶ μῆλα καὶ ὄγχνας

Finest of all the things I have left is the light of the sun,
Next to that the brilliant stars and the face of the moon,
Cucumbers in their season, too, and apples and pears. By by Praxilla (5th century BC) as (translation Bernard Knox). (via cerasiferae)

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or-even-cured:

smokingtowers-bluetwillgloves:

bedlamsbard:

The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant…

Accurate. Also ‘I have heard that x conquered the y nation and smashed all their mead benches’.

Very true.

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classicsenthusiast:

It is interesting to note that the most talked about theme in Persephone’s life was her abduction as a maiden followed by her mother’s search for her. This narrative takes out most, if not all, of Persephone’s autonomy, and leaves out what I find to be the more interesting portion of her tale. Her overall story shows a naive young maiden transforming under lackluster circumstances into a strong woman who not only accepts her place as part-time ruler of the underworld, but takes this position on whole-heartedly, accepting audiences from live heroes and souls of the departed, punishing those who cross her and rewarding others… Her role as queen and companion to Hades is one not to be overlooked, by any means.

classicsenthusiast:

It is interesting to note that the most talked about theme in Persephone’s life was her abduction as a maiden followed by her mother’s search for her. This narrative takes out most, if not all, of Persephone’s autonomy, and leaves out what I find to be the more interesting portion of her tale. Her overall story shows a naive young maiden transforming under lackluster circumstances into a strong woman who not only accepts her place as part-time ruler of the underworld, but takes this position on whole-heartedly, accepting audiences from live heroes and souls of the departed, punishing those who cross her and rewarding others… Her role as queen and companion to Hades is one not to be overlooked, by any means.