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Re: Miss Lee and Latin


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Posted by Robin Selby on January 04, 2019 at 02:10:32 user RobinSelby.

In Reply to: Re: Miss Lee and Latin posted by Alan Hakim on January 02, 2019 at 10:28:01:

Perhaps we might have a stab at reconstructing one of Miss Lee’s Greek tutorials?

The text was very probably from the Iliad. Miss Lee doubtless supported the Trojans, because their strategic position was similar to that of the Three Islands - they could prey on passing shipping, or tax them, as they wished. King Priam strongly reminded Miss Lee of her father.

The passage which Miss Lee set her class to translate may well have been the one where the Trojans are fighting by the ships. That is the nearest the Trojans get to throwing the Achaeans back into the sea - the equivalent of endlessly watching The Great Escape, in the hope of one day seeing Steve McQueen jumping over the third fence.

Since they are all starting from scratch, Roger is not necessarily the star pupil. This gives an opportunity for one of the quieter ones to shine. Congratulations, Peggy.




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