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Saturday, 12 April 2008

Schoolboy Latin

Many who studied Latin in the 1970s and 1980s would have studied the Cambridge Latin course.

I think the naming of the head of the house in tonight's Dr Who episode (THe Fires of Pompeii) Caecilius may not have been an accident. Maybe James Moran and/or Russell T. Davies also studied Latin - if so I would like to say - "Grumio est in Culina".

Great performance by Phil "shake me up Judy" Davis by the way.


Quiz Time:
Can anyone spot the filmic link to the eighth Doctor?

3 comments:

Mac the Knife said...

Was it the coin-in-the-ear schtick?

Ælfhere said...

Nope! Missed the Eighth Doctor bit!

Actually Caecilius was a real person who lived in Pompey and the remains of his house are in all the tourist brochures - hence his inclusion in the CLC.

Not a sheep said...

It's been so long that I have forgotten the filmic link!