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I have visited this forum for many years and had even created an account, but to my chagrin I have never posted. I aim to resolve that issue!

I am a student of Latin. I have learned via many avenues. I began with Latina Christiana from Memoria Press in order to teach my kids. I graduated to Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata, made a brief incursion into book 2, and decided to do a bit ...
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New Member Intro - Ron Hoover

Greetings. I earned a Minor in Koine Greek from Evangel College in the latter 70s, but did not do anything with it. However, I never let it get too far away from me. Every now and then I would get my GNT out and read it and I twice went back through my Greek I grammar and Metzger's GNT word lists. I retired at the end of last Feb. and decided to plunge ...
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Intro from a new learner of Homeric Greek from Brooklyn, NY

Greetings all!

I'm a 36yo professional programmer and a father of 2 6yo boys, residing in
Brooklyn, NY. As a preteen, in Odessa (Ukraine), I fell in love with the
history of Ancient Greece, feeling inspired by the effectiveness of the
phalanx and mystified by the history of the Snake Island (which I still hope to
visit one of these days).

By a path completely-unrelated to my childhood interest, I found my way to
reading ...
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Can you help me translate the title Ornithogonia?

Hi everyone, I'm a new member. I've always been interested in ancient languages and history. Today though I have a very specific question...

Can you help me translate the title Ornithogonia from ancient Greek? I know 'ornith' means bird, and in my research I keep seeing that 'gonia' is 'angle', but I wonder how that fits or could be understandably translated as a title. I'm not convinced it's the right word.

I'm just really interested ...
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In Flanders Fields, Latin translation help

Remembrance Day is coming November 11. In our times of great conflict, we must not encourages war but, instead seek peace. Remembrance Day was formerly known as Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of World War I. How many wars since then! This is why I shall never wear a red-for-bloodshed poppy on Remembrance Day but rather wear a white poppy for peace.

To that end, I’m hoping a member may be more expert in ...
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The Classical Wizard / Magus Mirabilis in Oz

Fulfilling my obligations to the group. I am co-translator with George Van Buren of The Classical Wizard / Magus Mirabilis in Oz, Berkeley: Scolar Press, 1987.

I am currently preparing a full-colour first edition facsimile edition, hopefully, in 2017.

CJ Hinke
Thammasat University
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Untranslated Latin Texts?

Are there any Latin texts (or Greek texts) that haven't been translated?
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Victorian Language and its Discontents

The comment that got me thinking about this was from Timothée in the Cambridge Greek Dictionary thread:

Timothée wrote:To me it feels always weird when native English speakers complain that a work has an archaic Klang about it.

I have heard the same complaint that Timothée has from several sources. One person even told me that he had a constant dread that he was subtly mis-understanding Greek because of all the archaic 19th century words in ...
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New member!

Hello everyone, new guy here.

I'm not a professional, student or academic in any way, though I've loved ancient history & antiquity since I was probably 10 years old or so (I'm almost 37 now, so it's been a couple decades of interest). While I had wanted to go to collage for ancient Greek or Roman history, my path didn't turn out that way (4 years in the Army and then became a paramedic when ...
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New member introduction - softarae


This is my new member intro post, so some background information is appropriate.
I have a BA in Philosophy from University of Wisconsin-Madison. My focus (as much
as a person can have one as an undergraduate) was on Ancient Greek Philosophy,
especially Socrates via Plato. I was sidetracked (or side swiped) by life before
I could pursue a graduate degree.

Years later, I am now retired and demonstrating that I am both faithful to ...
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