By Anonymous - 09/09/2009 04:27 - United States
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JCL is the abbreviation for the Junior Classical League which is basically a worldwide Latin club (it also includes Greek, but you don't see much Greek at JCL events.) It was a lot of fun. We learned the Latin language, but also Greek and Roman mythology, classical history and culture. Back then, it was the only language taught at schools that had a national convention. Maybe you can imagine what a bunch of nerd boys and nerd girls do when they congregate far from their parents. ;) Veni, Vidi, Veni. So, in high school, as the various groups are trying to make themselves heard, we nerds of the Latin club had our battle cry. A triumvirate is a group of three men. They were supposed to be more stable than having a single leader. The Roman Republic had two triumvirates who led Rome near the end of it's ~700 year run.
actually, they can count off for extra work, because it shows that you can't be concise. honestly, no teacher wants to read that much and they get pretty irritated when you make them. they give you word limit, because an essay has to be like a woman's skirt, "long enough to cover, but short enough to keep it interesting" anyway YDI for procrastinating and for not being able to read
OH wow.... maybe they'll think you're an overachiever. You'll pass this class. :P
if the topic is simple enough to be covered in 500 words, what else did you write about?