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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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Salvete omnes!

Salvete! I am a self-confessed Rome buff currently residing in London (or, Londinium, as I prefer to say) and indeed have done some Latin, that is, though I am by no means a classicist. I have joined the forum to brush up on my Latin and also to learn ancient Greek too, as I have always loved those Greek epics and tragedies but had not a chance to actually learn them.

I would appreciate all ...
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Open Library Hundreds (Thousands?) of Greek/Latin Books

Haven't seen anything about this posted here at textkit. I discovered the "open library" which is a part of the internet archive. The difference is that this model allows the "borrowing" of digital editions of texts which are not available as "pre-1923" pdf downloads. That is, you can borrow pdf (and epub) versions of many texts which are still in copyright (much like you could borrow a physical book from a library). It appears to ...
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Hi there! My name is Chiara, and I am in italian girl, almost graduated in Classics in my hometown university (5 exams to go!) who's struggling to match the entry requirements for an Oxbridge college for my MA :P
I'm fond of ancient culture, especially greek one, and I'd like to be philologist one day, a proper scholar inside a big library, with codices and papyrii! That ...
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Hello- New Here

Hi everyone, I look forward to learning something from this website and from the forums. I'm interested in learning Latin. I am a casual history buff, I like to play strategy & simulation video games, I love maps and cartography and I can read/speak/write Mandarin Chinese. Now I would like to be able to read and speak this classical language!
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Ancient Greek easier after learning Russian

This is my first post here, so hello everybody. I've wanted to learn Latin and Greek since high school, but have never taken any courses. Originally, I was going to major or at least minor in classics at U.H. Manoa, but decided at the last minute to study Russian, mainly because I thought it would be interesting to learn a living language that was inflected like Latin or Greek. Long story short, I ended up ...
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