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BC/AD vs BCE/CE

I'm curious what everyone thinks about this topic. I've noticed that it can be a very heated subject on wikipedia articles. My personal view is that the BC/AD system is better on practical grounds: 1) the uniformity of two characters in each 2) easier to distinguish at sight 3) easier to say in speech.

As I christian I don't really care which system is used, but the motive (as I understand it) behind the BCE/CE ...
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Other Greek Textbooks subforum

Σαῦλος mentioned that it would be nice to have a subforum where we could make a new topic for every composition exercise in Sidgwick, without cluttering up the main boards.
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A new commer

Salve!
As a Asian student who studied Latin language alone, I found myself getting answers from this forum which couldn't be found everywhere. Being my first romance language, Latin always overwhelmed me with it's complex grammar. At least some borrowed words can help me with vocabulary, like what I've done to japanese with my chinese background. Unfortunately, the difficulty between grammars of japanese and latin is not at the same level, so here I am, ...
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Greetings Greek and Latin Singers!

We are looking for a singer or singers that can sing Greek and Latin. This is for one or two days of work. We need somebody who has a range of at least an octave and a half (preferably from a C on the bottom end although this is flexible). Both male and female singers are possible as the range can be lowered. So we want somebody who has a good voice and some experience ...
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New member, introducing myself.

Hi there,

Just joined the community and want to introduce myself. I'm a complete beginner looking to learn Latin. I've recently developed an interest in history and philosophy, and the urge to read texts in their original languages came with it.

I've picked up some tricks over the years when learning Chinese and Japanese, and I'm looking forward to the challenge of learning a new language.

:D ...
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well... it's certainly been a circuitous homecoming!

Greetings everyone. My story is a little weird so bear with me.

I was a cryptologic linguist in the Navy years upon years ago (the 90s); while on board the ship, after I'd knocked off from duty, I'd read what I then referred to as "long nonfiction books about history" -- I started with books like the Penguin translations of Herodotus, then read Moses Finley's survey of Greek literature, which sent me to Xenophon, at ...
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Hi - joining post

Hi all. Just found this after someone pointed out some of the great links to help with prose composition.
i am a Latin and Greek teacher and keen to improve my own prose comp and find good resources for pupils.
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Az New Here.

I own to have had difficulty finding a class for studying Greek at my level. For the past 3 years I have been attending reading groups doing Medea, Iliad 6 & 22, and Herodotus Bk1. In my experience such groups are mixed ability with a lot of time spent explaining elementary grammar. Of course we all have concepts we are struggling with. One gent with acquired fluency told me he has finished with struggling and ...
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Hello from Marissa Halligan

I've just registered with Textkit, I hope to have a wonderful time with you guys.
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Salvete! Meum nōmen Samuhel est.

Salvete! I studied Latin at the beginning of secondary school. Almost 20 years later, all I can remember is Caecilius est in horto and the present tense conjugation of amare :) . To be honest, I didn't really understand much at the time, as no one ever explained to me the meanings of terms like "accusative" and "nominative"!

I'm considering making a proper attempt at learning Latin ...
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