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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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Off Topic...

It's nearing the end of another year at school and I wanted to get my latin teacher some gifts. So far, we have gotten him a gift certificate to DeMoulas, and some ovaltine. I'm going to buy him some Zero Bars too. The last thing I want to get him is a Chinese grammar book. Would there be any way that any of you guys know of a good Chinese beginner grammar book? Thanks.
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Thought I would say hello...

Hello everyone, my name is Jeffrey and I was given this addy from a friend of mine that I know through a Bonsai club in Wisconsin (I live justt across the southern border in Illinois). I have been lurking for a few days and really like the conversation that takes place here! What a refreshing change!

Yes, I really am a Pastor...but I work with youth rather than adults (one reason that this board is ...
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