“If I have to conjugate
, I’m going name a horse the new Emperor of America,” a young woman cried, slapping her book shut and slumping over her desk.
“I have no idea what that means and I have zero sympathy. Yesterday you went on an hour long rant about how important Latin is and people who call it dead are dead inside.
And then started talking about some dead guy who made butt-rape threats at people he didn’t like in beautiful poetic meter,” another young woman replied in a flat voice,
hunched over a much larger book and looking just as stressed.
“Okay, Catullus is a
, despite the… whole sodomizing threats thing…” The first woman winced a little.
“And the horse thing was a reference to Caligula, who went senile crazy and did just that, only of Rome, not America, so the complaint was I’m going crazy from studying.
I need a break! You need a break, Cris!”
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