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Language Heritage

When my brother studied Russian, he said that the only reason it was possible for him to learn it is because we have Russian ancestors. <br /><br />Does anyone else here find that learning languages that your ancestors might have spoken is easier than the languages that they probably didn't? By 'ancestors', I wouldn't go farther back than great-grandparents, I think. <br /><br />I did find French to be easier than Latin or Greek, ...
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The most vapid, but (for me) entertaining POLL..

I would have included more languages, however, most here are only just reasonably familiar with these five languages or fewer. Feel free to add any language which you deem to be more difficult than those listed above.<br /><br />I personally think Latin to be substantially more difficult than Greek. Perhaps because, while learning Greek, I have the benefit of having learned the major grammatical concepts already in my Latin studies. Greek is so shapely, ingratiating, ...
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Orpheus cult

A couple of days ago, I've finished Plato's republic(translated version, of course, my greek is not that good. :-\) and to my surprise there was somewhat detailed description of the afterworld. <br />It is not a big deal that I was a little disappointed that Plato relies on the judgement after death for the argument why justice is good after the long discussion that sounded as if he was to prove the goodness of justice ...
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The Sound of Ancient Greek - Classical Pronunciation

The Sound of Ancient Greek - Classical Pronunciation<br /><br />Sound clips of excerpts from Homer(Iliad), Aeschylos(Agamemnon), and Plato(Symposion).<br /><br />I don't know whether it's the most plausible sample. Just the longest I picked up in the web surfing.<br /><br />Also try the "visit-also's" there ; Ancient Greek Music and Homeric Singing.
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"Humanities and the Liberal Arts" by William Harri

http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/<br /><br />Web site of emeritus professor of classics at Middlebury. While there is plenty of non-classics content, the Greek and Latin sections are wonderful. Essays on random classical topics, some language and grammatical discussion. He also has commentaries (with greek text) on poems by Archilochos, Sappho, Pindar and Homer. Some Latin poets and prose, too.<br />
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Hi

Hi everyone,<br /><br />my name is Clemens and I'm from Austria (that's the reason for my (sometimes at least) terrible English, feel free to correct my mistakes if necessary... ;))<br /><br />I'm trying to learn Classical Greek because it's a fascinating language.
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hey!

hi people!<br /><br />i'm a farely new member of the Textkit forums, you probably saw my msgs in the Outside Links of interest ;) now here's some stuff about me...<br /><br />My name is (online of course lol) Ptahhotep and I live in South Africa (Ptahhotep was an overseer/vizier of some phrahaoh of Egypt in the Old Kingdom.)<br /><br />I'm studying Middle Egyptian grammar as well as ...
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beta test the new Details page

Textkit's details page is the web page that pulls specific file information from the database - terrible file name for a web page I know, but hey, I'm a programmer and we're known for unfriendly terms like this.<br /><br />please test this new page and if there are problems/suggestions let me know. <br /><br />http://www.textkit.com/details2.php?ID=6&author_id=5<br /><br />the whole 'top downloads' thread motivated me to make some long coming changes. Basically i want to compress the ...
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Vulsearch

http://vulsearch.sourceforge.net/<br /><br />His program will display the Latin vulgate side-by-side with the Douay-Rheims translation. The author is finishing up his transcription of the entire Clementine vulgate into electronic form.
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Modern Latin Poetry

A collection of Latin poems written in the 20th/21st centuries. Plus a how to write Latin poetry guide and links to recordings of people reading different metres aloud.<br /><br />http://www.suberic.net/~marc/latinpoetry.html
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