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Your (least) favorite fiction books

Yes, this topic has been discussed before, but I don't think it's reached to the annoying point yet, has it?

I’m curious to know what kind of fiction you people digest (other than ancient Greek and Latin of course :)). Have your favorite works actually influenced your life? I need to really make a reading list of fiction work. I am embarrassingly way behind in the fiction ...
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Latin DVDs?

Has anyone ever dubbed over a movie in Latin?
Have any movies ever been filmed in Latin?
I have books and audio clips, so I can read and listen. But I think watching people do things in Latin could really help.
Anyone know? Thanks.
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Introducing myself

Having been lurking for a while, I have finally registered myself, and I should do the decent thing and say hello.

I am a lawyer in London. I learned Latin properly at high school (decades ago now), and retain an amateur interest in it, and in Roman law. I love Latin literature, and I go through periodic waves of deciding that I should read some some and mostly it comes back fairly well to me ...
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News article (perhaps not "news" exactly) on Latin

At the Economist

It has the usual nonsense about the clarity and purity of Latin (whatever that might mean in a language), but is an interesting light diversion.
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COPYRIGHTS- Save the whales! - uh er~ Save the Grammars!

I ran across this link today. Evidently there are forces of good working against the evil of the Sunny Bono Act. We can do something, hopefully, to gain access to a huge cache of copyrighted information if this movement picks up.

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how to say this


I was trying to translate a two word phrase from English to Latin. I looked up some resources and noticed that Latin is not that far off from Spanish. Anyway I need help figuring out how to translate this to Latin

Air Torus (or possibly how to say Torus of the Air, Torus made from Air...)

I found out that Air - of the air, high air is "Aerius"

Then torus is just Torus. ...
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e-BASILOPITA 2004 31-1-2004 16:00h

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Latin quote of the day

The company I work for announced layoffs in our dept last week, and we lost three people who were longtime employees with lots of experience and knowledge. I thought this quote was appropriate:

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula a postero. (Horace)

(Our dept's new theme song is Limp Bizkit's 'Break Stuff' :wink: ... I guess I should mention that we went through round 1 of layoffs 3 ...
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Latin or Greek? Hmm...

I have a simple question, which language do you think is harder, Latin or Greek? I’m sure this has been asked before so please forgive me if so.

I ask because I couldn’t restrain myself anymore the other day and I opened up A Greek Primer and read the first chapter. First there was the beginner’s hurdle: the alphabet. I didn’t have too much trouble with that because I have had past experience, and then ...
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on hagel's homeric singing again

hi guys,

just letting u know that, if u listen to the clips on the homeric singing site (http://www.oeaw.ac.at/kal/sh/) and u can't work out what the first line is, it's

a1rxeo Mou~sa ge/lwtoj o4j a)qana/toisin e0nw~rto

in the Realplayer clip, and

a1rxeo Mou~sa ge/lwtoj o4j a)qana/toisin e0tu/xqh

in the MP3 clip. they mean

Begin, Muse, of the laughter that rose among the undying

(stefan just emailed me the variant ...
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