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Greek or Latin affinity?

First off, sorry if this is the wrong board for this.
So I was thinking today about how Greek and Latin seem to be different in character. Kind of how there are dog people and cat people, or emacs users and vi users. Something about one's personality that reflects in one's taste.
Often I've seen the Roman referred to as "square" or "legalistic", while the greek were more concerned with beauty and idealistic, with an ...
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On-Line Latin College Degree

I am considering an attempt at obtaining an on-line college degree in Latin and I am looking for recommendations regarding schools.
I can't get in, let alone afford any of the big name colleges, but would like to 'graduate' from a relatively well known university.
Also, if anyone has any experience in the area of on-line courses and wouldn't mind sharing it, I would appreciate that.
Thanks for any help,
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ἡ ἐμὴ σύστασις

I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Bryson; I'm a PhD student in Classics. I'm very interested in writing, speaking, and listening to ancient Greek, whether Attic or a more generalized educated koine.

I wanted to ask if anyone on this forum knows of a text-to-speech program for Greek (on a Mac) that uses the Erasmian pronunciation, or something similar to it. I have several voices for modern Greek, but I'd really love something ...
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My background in classical languages is that I took three semesters of ancient Greek in college (25+ years ago), sporadically looked at Greek for a few years after that, and then dropped it as my working career began.

About 6 weeks ago my 10 year-old son asked me whether Homer's Greek rhymed (we have the Fagles translations on our bookshelves, and he is curious about them and has even read short sections of them). ...
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Salvete cunctim!

Ut intellexi, oportet mihi pauca de me narrare. Errata nonnulla faciam; date tamen, quaeso, veniam vestram. Ergo, ego...

Sum femina americana cuiusdam aestatis; in Germania nata sum. Eram septem annos professora physicorum et biochemiae universitate clara americana, ubi structuram proteinum computatris et experimentis investigavi. Sed debui discedere, quod tenuriam, id est sinecuram, non obtinui.

Abhinc quattuor annos physica mathematicamque in Silva Nigra docet, in eadem schola ubi pridem discipula fui. Natura formosa hic mihi pergrata ...
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Greetings | χάρις καὶ ειρήνη

Greetings Textkit Community,

A small confession before introducing myself: I haven't had the opportunity to take a very thorough look around, but I am looking forward to doing so.

A bit about me:
You will probably see me most in the Koine and Biblical Greek section because that is my main focus. I've learned a bit of Latin over the years but I am more interested in Greek right now. The Koine period is my ...
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I currently live in Munich but will be moving to Vienna in September. I'm originally from the USA.

I'm reading the Iliad right now and sometimes stumble into words and phrases I can't figure out on my own.

I hope you guys can help! And I hope I can help you guys as well!
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Hello gentle reader.
I am starting to learn Latin by my own volition, and am looking for places to actually speak latin with other peoples. It's no fun learning a language if you can't use it!
I am still a beginner though, am starting Wheelock's and LLPSI. What a beautiful language. I hear that greek is also beautiful.
It's so awesome that there is a continuity of people who are interested in the language and ...
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I'm not sure if i'm a new member because i'm following and learning with you for 3 o 4 years regretted quimnik dog loss and cheered when he reappeared as Hylander. I felt anxious when Jeff was missing and the future of textkit was uncertain. I thank you all who regularly post in the forum for sharing your knowledge.
To introduce myself I'm a Spanish psychiatrist who is enjoying learning latin, fighting and losing with ...
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Introducing Myself

Greetings to all,
Like many on this board, I have a strong passion for language learning, with a small bent towards classical languages because of my interest in language change, etymology, and ancient history. My classical languages don't seem to overlap the interests of the contributors to this Board, however, except for my short renewed and recent interest in Sahidic Coptic.

I also like to read books on linguistics that are not too technical and ...
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