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Monday, November 20th, 2006

Subject:3rd Year Rep
Posted by:mentalsarcasm.
Time:11:51 pm.
I'm the new 3rd year rep. If anyone has a complaint about a class or anything else in the Classics department, then let me know by 12pm Wednesday, and I'll raise it at the meeting.
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Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Posted by:brankani.
Time:4:13 pm.
If I wrote 'And what does our emperor Hadrian think will protect us from the Scots? A three foot high wall. It's about as scary as a rabbit that has 'boo' written across its forehead' in my Roman Britain Hadrian's Wall Gobbet, do you think Boris might have given me 2 extra marks for a 2.1?

Bag
xxx
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Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Posted by:brankani.
Time:2:14 pm.
Attention 3rd year Classics students!

I need YOUR comments to back up my arguement at the next SSLC meeting about loads of us being kicked off the Greek Religion course. I then intend to print off your comments and show them to JGFP and the rest of the staff.

I already have this one from mentalsarcasm - please use it as a very good starting point.

Seriously, if they had said right from the beginning "places on this are limited" then okay, fair enough, but there was no such warning! ... Religion is only one of 3 Ancient History courses available this year. And one of those courses is an online one. If Alexander is filled up then I have to take the online one and I know I don't have the self-discipline for it. It's unfair to force us into this position so late on. If it was a problem it should have been addressed before the summer holidays.

I'm angry because as far as I know, they've kept Joint Honours and those taking the Dissertation Unit alongside it. I'm not going to complain about the Dissertation Unit people as I'm doing the Pompeii Dissertation Unit, so saying ANYTHING would make me hypocritical.

This was a new course that I personally wanted to do. Not just because my friends were doing it (I NEVER choose my courses on this basis) but because I've managed to score high marks on Religion topics. I also did it as I'm hopeless at exams and wanted the coursework element - surely the Department have noticed this with me by now?

I know that someone had to be kicked off, and I really do understand. I just wish that we had been told it was a limited course in FEBRUARY when we had the talk.

Bag
(Teh annoyed Mod/3rd year rep)
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Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Subject:Exams
Posted by:mentalsarcasm.
Time:4:54 pm.
Just posting to wish everyone luck in their exams!

Remember to revise over Easter. Last year I did most of my revision the night before the exam and I would not like to repeat my stress levels over that time.

So remember these tips (mainly for 1st years):

1) Organise all your notes from the past 2 terms over the first week of the Easter.

2) For each subject, choose 3-4 things to revise thoroughly for each unit (i.e Roman History revise 3 emperors) and then pick another 3 where you can scan over your notes the day before, preferably the ones you already know quite well.

3) For literature, it never hurts to quickly re-read some Arisptophanes or some Sophoclean tragedy. Infact I liked reading the plays so found it was a good way to relax but still revise, plus you'll be able to remember things from the plays you can include in your questions.

4) There's nothing wrong with taking a break to scream into a pillow.

5) Don't spend several hours making notes and then lend them to a friend who it turned out had done bugger-all revision work in the first place.

Good luck y'all!!
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Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Posted by:brankani.
Time:6:35 pm.
I NEED YOUR HELP!!!

As you should all know by now, your ever faithful *ahem* mod is now the new second year rep for the Classics department. So if any of you have any concerns about lectures, seminars, libraries, tutors etc etc, let me know. There's a meeting on Wednesday 8th Feb so I need something to go with. Come on, you ALL know the department isn't 100% perfect!

Bag
(Teh Mod who has just restocked herself on fish fingers)
xxx
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Posted by:brankani.
Time:3:15 pm.
ATTENTION SECOND AND THIRD YEAR ROMAN BRITAIN STUDENTS...

I'm still debating over whether to put in the dates for when my sources happened in my Gobbets - have any of you done that? Do we need to print off two copies, double space them and give a word count? I've done that anyway, just in case, but just wanted to know if any of you have.


And as if you don't need reminding...it's due in on Monday 16th January at 2pm. Boris will be waiting!

Bag
xxx
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Posted by:pudding_dragon.
Time:3:27 pm.
Ok - anyone doing beginners Greek? Little help...? where the hell has everyone gone? I turned up to the one on thurday and no one was there and i turned up today and there was no one there either. Apparently there have been no room changes or timetable changes...help???!!!
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Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Posted by:caughtbydogs.
Time:2:04 pm.
Does anyone in their second/third year have a copy of Alston's "Aspects of Roman History" that they'd like to sell me? I am a first year and I suppose I could get one in Waterstone's but I thought I'd try my luck getting a secondhand one. If you do have such a copy, please email me at c.chadwick@rhul.ac.uk. Cheers.
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Posted by:brankani.
Time:4:05 pm.
Ha, as I just whined in my personal journal that i need buyers, I'm going to plug my books here. Are there ANY Freshers on this at all? I must brainwash some if not, that we are better than the RL Classical society. Is anyone going to the book exchange tomorrow being run by them? I might rope in Freshers then heh. And find more buyers.

Aaanywaaaay...

The books I'm selling are:

Terence - The Comedies £10
Herodotus - The Histories £6
Cicero Defence Speeches £7
Cicero - The Republic and Laws £6
Euripides - Medea and Other Plays £6
Plautus - Pot Of Gold And Other Plays £5
Livy - The Rise Of Rome books 1-5 £7
Aristotle - The Athenian Consitution £6
Suetonius - The 12 Caesars £7
Tacitus - The Annals Of Imperial Rome - £8

Hope I'm of some help!

Branka

ETA: The ones crossed out have been sold to caughtbydogs
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Subject:Hey
Posted by:pudding_dragon.
Time:11:46 pm.
OK...never done the communities thing before. Hi...I'm Kat and I'm doing Classical studies and wishing I was doing Classics ( though I knew I would never get on the course because I had to do the Latin A level in a year with barely any teaching - woo) Is it possible to do two language units in Classical studies...? I dont think they'll like me when I turn up tomorrow and say that thats what I want to do...We'll see. Anyway did I see someone say they were joining the anime and manga soc? Me too! It's nice to know that there are other people out there AND doing classics. Hum - yeah you've probably decided I'm an idiot now so I'll bugger off...
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Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Posted by:brankani.
Time:9:00 am.
Righty ho Classics peeps, here we go.

Monday 26th September

1pm MLT Plenary session
2-4pm Course Unit changes with your personal adviser

Just don't get me started on the fact that I don't think we've been given our timetable yet...friends in other departments have!

Bag
xxx
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Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Subject:Salve!
Posted by:mentalsarcasm.
Time:2:59 pm.
Hey ho all, I'm Katie and I am about to go into my first year of Classics. Last year I lived in Founders and I loved it very much, I still miss my room *Sniff* I wish I was back there.

Classics society is awfully cliquie (if that makes sense), or at least it was last year. They didn't make you feel all that welcome and most of their meetings were always in Crosslands, at 6pm on a Wednesday so I had to skip dinner. After a while I quit and joined the !!Anime Soc!! [/shameless plug]. I'm selling some of my books from the first year so if anyone wants a list of what I'm selling then just leave a comment.
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Posted by:poulay_princess.
Time:12:19 am.
Mood: bouncy.
Hi, I'm obeying the rules and joining! I'm due to start rhul in a few weeks, to study classics, so thought I might as well :D It any good? I'm v excited, only slightly freaked out cos I'm having to share a room... Apart from that, looking forward to it. One of the reasons for this is that Prof Donald Hill has informed me that he's coming to teach for a few months - be informed, he is immensely cool! He's taught me a few times now, at school and summer schools, and he is amazing! So sweet and patient and nice. So good news people! No idea what he's teaching though...

Glad to meet any people starting this year :D or indeed just anyone really. Woo! x
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Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Posted by:brankani.
Time:7:24 pm.
Hello and welcome to the RHUL Classics community. Please join, it'll be fun! Have fun, stay on topic and don't forget that this should be a fount of knowledge of all things Classics. I'm such a geek...

Bag
(teh mod)
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