When I'm writing assignments, I have to wade through pages and pages of notes I've taken while I've been reading in preparation.
It can be quite interesting, particularly when I started reading weeks ago, so the matter from the first few books is not fresh in my brain.
There are times when I've obviously been tired and unable to reduce a good quote to notes, so I've written out the whole paragraph.
There are times I've used obscure abbreviations and hieroglyphs for particular terms.
There are times when I've used particularly bad handwriting (even worse if it's in Greek script).
And there are times when I come across gems like this, "Big Julie refounded Corinth as a colony - 44BC"
How much money would you bet me that I haven't been exposed in childhood to quotes from "Rinse the Blood off my Toga"?
- Thanks Grandad.
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