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Latin, Greek and Humanities Competition

Announcement of competition 2018-2019

The Academy Vivarium novum is offering ten full-tuition scholarships for high school students (16-18 years old) and twenty-eight full-tuition scholarships for University students (18-24 years old) of any part of the world. The scholarships will cover all of the costs of room, board in male dorms, teaching and didactic materials for courses to be held from October 2018 until June 2019 on the grounds of the Academy’s campus at Villa Falconieri ...
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Newbie seeks good readers

Hey everyone :D I've known about this board for a while, and after a few years of really studying Greek I decided to register. I'm in my fourth semester of Greek at university, but I actually got started with it a year before with Clyde Pharr's Homeric Greek for Beginners, which I got from this very website! In retrospect I don't think that book was very ...
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My name is Emma, and my daughter has decided to homeschool. She is interested in adding Latin to her studies, and my oldest wants to join in. Not having ever gone past Greek and Latin roots (grade 5, never you mind how long ago that was!) I will probably need some help. Thanks in advance for your patience :)

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Salvete Omnes


Thank you for this excellent forum. I live in Queensland, Australia. Now that I am retired I have decided to learn Latin. When we studied it at school I was fascinated by it, and always wished I had taken it further, so now is the time.

I am teaching myself at home, and have found the posts on this forum very helpful. Following recommendations on this forum I’ve been working with William Linney’s ‘Getting ...
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Scriptio Continua

Mark to Readers on Textkit Open Board

Regarding: Punctuation and word-separation in scriptio continua.

Good word to all of you. I am learning to read archaic Greek in its scriptio continua form. I began by converting modern formatted Greek texts into uncial scriptio continua format. Then, I looked to see if I could find in the continuous string of letters something to guide me in separating them into lines and words. And I found patterns, ...
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Hi everyone,

My name's Edward. I live in Atlanta, and I'm a web developer by trade, with a background in biology. I'm here mostly because I'm trying to learn Ancient Greek. I had 4 years of Latin in high school, ~20 years ago, and I actually wanted to move on to Ancient Greek back then, but it never happened. I have an overwhelming array of interests, so it's hard for me to stick to anything ...
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My first post...Looking forward to participating in this site. I'm particularly interested in reading Greek texts together with a group of like-minded individuals. Plato is my preference, but I'm open to other things as well. I wish I would have found out about the existence of Textkit sooner!

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Sunday, June 24, 2018 3 p.m. through Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12 p.m.

VETERUM SAPIENTIA LAY SECTION is a response to public demand for a laymen’s version of the original Veterum Sapientia Latin-immersion program for clerics founded at Belmont Abbey College in 2013. In both its sections, clerical and lay, Veterum Sapientia helps participants “get their feet under them” when it comes to speaking Latin, or to helping those ...
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Squirrel Infestation Joke

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn’t interfere with God’s divine will.

At the Baptist church the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a water-slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, ...
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Conventiculum Graecum ΣΥΝΟΔΟΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ 2018

Today I have received from Stephen the announcement of the 2018 σύνοδος ἑλληνική:

Στέφανος τοῖς ἑλληνίζουσι χαίρειν.

(Apologies for duplication to those of you who received Terry Tunberg's announcement.)

Christophe Rico and I are pleased to announce that the application is now open for next year's σύνοδος ἑλληνική, which will take place from July 15-22, 2018, at the University of Kentucky's campus in Lexington (co-organized by Humanitas, Inc., and the Polis Institute, Jerusalem). Complete details ...
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