1.11.01 – Thursday
Much of the day spent in reading — Agora excavations and Dreiser’s The ‘Genius’. Waited late into the night in the language center for befuddled first-year Latin students to seek help; apparently, on Thursday nights, beginning Latinists have no difficulties with the lingua. I was left, then, to amuse myself as best I could, which naturally involved much reading of a Wallace-Hadrill’s book on Suetonius, more Dreiser, and a heavy bout of eaves-dropping on the student EMT session taking place in one of the nearby Spanish rooms. Giggling girls, cheerful, light, mirth, teasing the Public Safety officer … again the contrast of darkness and light.