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In the Great Hall of Memory --- In aula ingenti memoriae My teachers in Classical studies 1949 - 1963

Detta inlägg är en engelsk översättning av "Mina lärare i de klassiska ämnena 1949-1963". Letar för närvarande efter en tidskrift som vill publicera min text. In the Great Hall of Memory --- In aula ingenti memoriae My teachers in Classical studies 1949 - 1963   I am going to talk a bit about what I remember, and I hope I can avoid getting things mixed up. I have chosen as title In the Great Hall of Memory not in order to be amusing in any way by alluding to the Great Hall at the Academic Society, but because some of you probably know that St.Augustine used the expression in Book Ten of his  Confessions (VIII 12-14).  In it, he tells us    how he calls forth his memories and then the memories come to him, but they are not the memories he wants to remember. So he waves them away “with the hand of his thought” and says: ‘No, I do not want to remember you,’ but he wants to call forth other memories instead. Whenever I pass the Classical Department I say out loud to myself two li