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Latina Poena Longa

I am suffering from Latin withdrawal symptoms. I can't get to my Latin texts and even if I could I have no place to put them. I'm venting, I know. I can't help it. In my own defense, I believe I have cause.

Last week we were scheduled to have new carpeting put in the house. We had spent the previous week preparing for the installation. We packed everything we own into boxes, emptied drawers, ...
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Martial Blogs Epigrams

From the first post on the blog:

This is an insanely ambitious project. On this blog I intend to present the Latin text and an English translation of all the epigrams of the first-century AD poet Marcus Valerius Martialis, better known to the English-speaking world as Martial. By my reckoning there are 1565 epigrams together with the five prose prefaces - which at a rate of one a day will take the better part of ...
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Delayed Introduction

Hello all!

Seeing that I signed up here almost a year ago, it seems a little late for an introduction. But I believe I never made one in the first place, and better late than never eh?

My name is Anders and I'm a Danish high school student primarily enrolled in math and physics courses, but I'm very interested in Latin and Roman culture and managed to get my Danish teacher (who also happens to ...
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neos tis

Good day!,

I'm new to this forum. I've been reading some posts from time to time previously but haven't registered till now.
I'm a student, studying inter alia classical lingustics at Warsaw University. Some say I'm blessed to know Polish language because its grammar is so similar to that of Greek & Latin. Well, maybe it's a bit more similar than English or German grammar due to its complex flection ...
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Teaching kids Latin

We homeschool my daughter who is going into 2nd grade this fall and I am trying to find a good beginners Latin program for her. I have no previous experience with Latin but have started D'Ooge (about 2 weeks ago). I am trying to get a head start on whatever program I get for her. Does anyone have experience (good or bad) with any of the childrens programs out there.

Thanks, in advance, for any ...
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Suggestion: Daily maxim or quote

Here's a suggestion: How about placing a maxim in Greek or Latin at the top of the Forum board.... a new one each day?

Some days a well known saying, and other days maybe a quote from Homer or some other source.

Or maybe a new forum area called "quote of the day" where a new thread can be posted each day with the day's quote.

Just a suggestion. I have no idea how much ...
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Most of you have probably seen this before, but...

Rsrecaeh has sowhn taht it deos not mtetar waht oedrer the lteetrs are arnaegrad in a wrod, as lnog as the frsit and lsat ltteers are in tiher crecort pacles. Tihs is bcaseue the mnid raeds the wrod as a wolhe, rtaehr tahn ecah leettr serepalety.

(I haven't got a link to prove that, but it seems to work for everyone.)

What occured to me, though, is that this probably wouldn't work as well for ...
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As well as the originals - which I love - would it also be worth considering putting up some of the great translations that have been made? One that immediately springs to mind is Arthur Golding's Metamorphoses. A classic which Shakespeare used as much as the bible. And now out of copyright.
I studied Latin & Greek, but they're a bit rusty now - to put it mildly. I would love to be able to ...
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