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Post by December » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:26 pm

I sort of hesitate to post this because it sounds so school-teachery...but in case anyone else is interested in trying their hand at the Virgil that Apolla Savre posted, I thought I would mention that it has a couple of typos (and no, I don't know the passage from memory! -- I went to look it up because the translation puzzled me too). The Oxford Classical Texts give it as:

...facilis descensus Averno:
noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis;
sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras,
hoc opus, hic labor est...
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Post by Apolla Savre » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:40 pm

December wrote:I sort of hesitate to post this because it sounds so school-teachery...but in case anyone else is interested in trying their hand at the Vergil that Apollo Savre posted, I thought I would mention that it has a couple of typos (and no, I don't know the passage from memory! -- I went to look it up because the translation puzzled me too). The Oxford Classical Texts give it as:

...facilis descensus Averno:
noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis;
sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras,
hoc opus, hic labor est...
My apologies, I got it from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and it's spelled like I wrote it. (Oh, and it's Virgil (Publius Virgilius). Vergil is the name of Dante Sparda's twin brother...ah, platinum haired boys...they rock! Anybody want to make me an icon of Dante I can use here with 'facilis descensus Averno'?)
Oh, and also December, my name isn't Apollo it's Apolla. With an 'a'.
My bad everyone!
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Post by December » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:51 pm

How funny!....

Well that will teach me not to post when tired (it's after 9 pm here)....I did know that about your name (and Virgil's). Will edit accordingly.

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Post by McKay » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:59 pm

OOOO I know that one! *Clears throat* To Err (make a mistake) is human!! I made a banner a while ago that was in latin:

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Post by Apolla Savre » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:39 pm

McKay wrote:OOOO I know that one! *Clears throat* To Err (make a mistake) is human!! I made a banner a while ago that was in latin:

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Very beautiful McKay, and December, don't worry about it, people spell my real name wrong so I'm used to getting it. I miss my Latin class...*sigh*
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