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My favorite course ever, fourth-year high school Latin, was also the most demanding. We translated all twelve books of Virgils epic poem, The _Eneid, line by dactylic hexameter line, and large chunks of Ovids Metamorphoses besides. The course was valuable in many ways, not least of which was that only my youthful reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses later enabled me to make sense of the U.S. Tax Court's otherwise inscrutable decision in Edwards v. Commissioner.

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2 Green Bag 2d 247