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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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Where is Keesa?

One person who used to have at least one or two post per day is Keesa.
Any one know what happened to her?
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Reading Group

I was wondering... would there be any people interested in creating a Reading Group of Classic Literature? We could just choose a book each month, read it and discuss it, just for sheer pleasure. I assume that some people would use translations (as I would! :oops: ), but it would be great to discuss so many masterworks as there are in Greek and Latin Literature.

Does it ...
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Used Book Lover's Guides

http://bookhunterpress.com/

Anybody used one of their books to find ancient Language materials?
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Public Query

Every year my school performs a large musical like My Fair Lady. Every year five or six students work on the technical theater part of the performance. They run lights, spotlights, sound, and stagecrew with no monatary compensation. In previous years, the students have been awarded community service hours, a requirement for graduation with rewards for excess hours, because the students recieved no public recognition. This year parents, who were univolved in the musical, raised ...
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Some rambling thoughts on learning Latin

As I read the posts from other Textkit newbies I've been thinking about how I learned Latin and what suggestions I could make for a beginner in the language. Here are a few thoughts on the matter, in no particular order :

1. Festina lente! My t'ai chi teachers used to tell me that "Ten years is a good beginning", so take your time, savor the language even at its simplest. Start with brief passages, ...
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"Infinite Secrets" on Nova


Not language related, but I thought someone here might be interested. Tivo informed me of an upcoming episode of Nova, "Infinite Secrets". It will air in my area 9PM Sun 3/28 & 2AM Tues 3/30 (17 KCSM); check local listings for your area. The program description:

Scientists use imaging techniques to unlock the secrets of a long-lost compendium of works by the ancient Greek scholar Archimedes.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archimedes/

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Salvete, amici et amicae.

Salvete, amici et amicae. My name is Jonathan (age 16) and I am currently learning Latin from Wheelock's 6th Ed., it is quite an interesting language and I am happy to find that other people in the world are taking time to learn it. I am seeking to learn Latin as well as I can, and I am already thankful for your assistance and meticulous directions when I have encountered a "gray area". Citius, altius, ...
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Ides of March 2005 - Enter Now!

hi everyone,

This contest script is running live, but still very beta.

It's the 'Ides of March' contest that will run all year. The purpose of this contest is for it to be both fun and a way to generate interest and support in Textkit. It's my hope that we can find a mountain of books to give away from Textkit visitors and publishers. I'm searching for a title sponsor now...

So go ahead and ...
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