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Which books matter most to you?

Benissimus recently established just how many books we all have. I have a slightly different question: Of your many books, which ones do you like or need most? If you had to strip your library down to just three books, which ones would you keep, and why?

My choices:

Oxford Latin Dictionary A simply amazing resource for identifying all subtle shades of meaning.

Woodcock, A New Latin Syntax because of all grammar books it makes ...
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spring is sprung!

we're two days away from april and today is the nicest yet this year... it's 21C right now, gorgeous (that's 70F). and they are of course forecasting snow for tomorrow, so everyone is out enjoying today while they can.

I wore sandals and a tank top for the first time this year, and it was fantastic. Of course I had to walk to the nearest Sev and get a turtles icecream bar in celebration of ...
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Textkit Competitions

The Ides of March competition seems like a great idea. As it says, it will encourage donations and promote interest in textkit.

But why wait until March? Surely it would be better to have more regular smaller competitions? How about essay/article competitions? These would stimulate interest even more, and rapidly increase textkit's content. One of the problems seems to be getting to people to visit the site regularly. I think this would help a lot. ...
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Advice on Learning Classical Languages

Hi, I just joined this forum and have a question about learning Greek. I have read before, though not on this site, that it would be best to learn Latin before learning Greek if you speak only English. However I would rather learn Greek first because my main goal in learning classical languages is to read the New Testament in its original language. Is it really necessary to learn Latin before learning Greek? I appreciate ...
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Personal Libraries

We had a thread where people posted all their books a long time ago ( http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... .php?t=463 ). I'm just curious where everyone is now. I recently won this bid http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=29306 , so it's also an opportunity for me to show off :D

So, just post your collection if you don't ...
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Salve! // Python's "Life of Brian" theater re-rel

Nomen mihi Julia est.

Well, it's about time I wrote to introduce myself. I'm a nearly middle-age adult, learning Latin at home with the assistance of Orberg's "LINGVA LATINA per se illustrata," Oxford Latin Course, Wheelock's (now strictly as a grammar reference), and both the book and audio tape versions of Traupman's "Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency." It's slowly starting to come together but I've only just started, and most of my journey is yet ...
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This is a lot of Fun!!

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The sound of Greek

The Sound of Greek, by Prof. Stanford is a book with a few voice fragments on tape. Does any one know if I can find these sound records on the net?

Thank you,

cordially,


Philippus Moerus
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Speaking Latin

This may be a lame question (I didnt find it addressed on the last two pages of posts), but from books and classes how are people at actively using Latin, ie speaking, writing.

If for example you met someone from China who can only speak Chinese and Latin, and you can only speak English and Latin would you be able to become close friends (of course improvising on words too new for Latin)? Or do ...
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Beggin for a Translation

Hi everybody,

I was wondering if anyone could translate the following prayer for me, a phonetic translation would be cool to. I'd do it myself & I just downloaded a few books on Latin, but even being optimistic, it will be a few months before I reach a level of proficiency :( , and it would be cool if I could put the prayer to use before ...
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