Probably most of you have already gotten this through the round of forwards that flood the world, but I thought it was cute; my brother sent me an email with the following "Latin phrases." (I wonder how many of them the ancient Romans actually used?) :lol:
Latin Phrases for all occasions
Impress your friends and relatives, talk to them in Latin. Remember:
"quidquid latine dictum sit altum ...
A picture (Vaseul, Musee Garret) by the 19th-century French history painter Jean-Leon Gerome shows a man chained to a wall with the label Cave Canem attached to it. Figures in Roman costume in the background. Who is this? Where is the story?
I've finally found a LaTeX font for Greek which paints nicely in PDF. The one I use to generate the web pages at Aoidoi.org is very attractive, but when turned into PDF goes all furry and nearly impossible to read.
Here's a quick example of how the PDFs will look: 11 lines of Hesiod. Some of the accents may be wrong - the new font uses a different encoding than the old system. Comments on ...
We haven't heard anything from Jeff on holidays in Sydney. Does this mean he is enjoying himself so much he's forgotten about us? Or did he ignore a shark alert? C'mon Jeff - a postcard? is that too much to ask?
I have just finished my Latin exam this morning and can now get back to posting on Textkit. Not to mention some music practising, cleaning up the house, gardening, talking to husband....
I promise you people solemnly, as my latin people, that if you watch "I'm Alan Partridge" you will laugh 50 times more than you did during, The Life of Brian, let's say, which is to its credit very funny. I'm sure all of you will appreciate this (and perhaps notice his great unique idiosyncrasy, even without hearing his legendary speaking manner):
each country has its own system for school marks, can you explain me how does it work in yours?
In Italy marks are form 0 to 10:
0 – you don’t open your mouth
1 – you open your mouth but all you say is wrong
2 – you say something but you’re sleeping and you talk about the last football match
3 – seriously low
4 – less seriously low
5 – nearly pass ...
Okay, I got really bored and had nothing better to do. Then the song came on the radio. To spare the cock his triple crowing I won't deny I love it. I'm sure it is full of mistakes, but I hereby surrender to your merciless criticism:
Olet simile spirito juvenis
one ad typanos
atque fer amiciae tuae
ludus est timendum
illa est ultram gaudiam
verbam sordidam scio
This thing is suppose to help with your memory. Basically it's supposed to organize your repetitions optimally so you don't have to repeat things unnecessarilly. I haven't tested it out long enough to know if it is very successful or not. Although, its premise seems logical enough. I downloaded the freebie study for latin but it requires the lastest version which you have to buy. They only let ...