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Old and New in the teaching of Latin

This is a follow up to something episcopius said:

Actually, though not shy of grammar myself, I approve of the cambridge Latin Course. This is why:

When translating, there are two clues to the meaning. The first is grammar traditionally this is stressed. The mantra of the grammar approach is find the verb, find the subject, find the object.

The other clue is sense. What is the context of the piece? What have you just ...
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I'm sure a moderator would be able to answer this easier. I'm just curious to what all the ranks are here. You can be a Neophyte, a Member, a Fan, and a bunch of other stuff that I forget at the moment. Just curious as to what they are. :)
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Te mihi inducam???


Te mihi inducam. Meum nomen "Michael Ly" in lingua britannica est. Nunc, tredecim annos vitae habo,et linguam latinam in domu studeo, solitas.

Is my Latin correct? If not, please correct me. My Latin is really quite bad, and to think I shall be starting a GCSE course in it next year! Me miserum!

Does anyone here know what a British GCSE course in Latin consists of, please?
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A close neighbor

Has anyone ever heard of or studied the Etruscan Language?
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What is GWB saying?

The president of the United States, appearing last week with Canada's prime minister, opined the following while answering a reporter's question:

"There's a lot of people in the world who don't believe that people whose skin color may not be the same as ours can be free and self-govern. I reject that. I reject that sharply. I believe that the people who practice the Muslim faith can self-govern. I believe that people whose skins aren't ...
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I'm a New Guy

Well I just got out of college so its a new life for me. Nice you meet all of you!
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Book binding and Restoration

Does anybody have experience with restoring a book?

I just got a copy of Greenough's "Second Year Latin" from Alibris and the binding/cover is in sad condition. If I am to use the book it will need restoration. If the cost isn't prohibitive, then I would consider it. A sad but interesting defacement is the dictionary pages have been "indexed" by cutting out a strip on the page edge and each "tab" marked with a ...
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From 'A Simple Math Problem' @ the Academy

i will pray for you. math also is not a being, it is a set of ideas in a person's head. therefore it can have no gender and therefore can not be attracted to one. therefore it is not gay.
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hello from japan!


I'm an American living in Japan right now and have just started to try learning Latin. I've been meaning to for years and never got around to it. Why now? Who knows, but I'm finding it a welcome distraction from learning kanji.. ha ha. The only problem is that I keep trying to put my sentences into Japanese word order... that and looking up "dative case" in the dictionary every 10 minutes for the ...
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Audio Cic. + Hom.

I remember there have already been posts about audio - tapes on the net. But I don't know, if there are audio - tapes on Cicero, Cato, De senectute and on Homer, Odyssea, 7 and 9.
Does any one know where I can find these on the net, please?

Thank you very much,


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