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New teacher = horror

:'(<br /><br />i've just found out that my current latin teacher won't be teaching us next year (cause she's pregnant), but instead we'll be getting this zombie-teacher. i've had him before for three years, and he messed up everything for me. i was always failing the exams when i had him.<br /><br />he didn't care if we understood what he was on about, he just handed out a sheet of paper with the new forms ...
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shakespeare in latin?

Hello all,<br />just wondering if anyone knew if there are any translations of Shakespeare into Latin on the web? I'm sure some bored scholar has to have attempted it at least once. I'm looking for Macbeth specifically, the witches' songs. I'm directing the play next year & thought them singing in Latin might sound more fearsome & strange than the customary "eye of newt & toe of dog" mumbo-jumbo we're all used to & cringe ...
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What I hate

Is those people on tapes, in movies, even EXAMINATION boards who think that Latin is pronounced like English! <br /><br />http://www.arlt.co.uk/dhtml/gcse_audio.php<br /><br />If you don't have the accent, don't even try! It misleads so many kids who will think that Latin is pronounced with an achingly strong American accent; or British, depending on whence the speaker comes. <br /><br />It's a disgrace! <br /><br />THIS is how it's done http://dekart.f.bg.ac.yu/~vnedeljk/VV/ ...
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Hello.<br />Just started using your JWW First Greek Book a few months ago.<br />I really have to thank you all for providing this book online. Absolutely<br />an excellent way to get prepared for the Anabasis. I was using another<br />set of books, JACT, before, but now am focusing on this one exclusively.<br />The grammatical parts seem so much more workable.<br /><br />Keep up the good work.<br /><br />cheers<br />richc<br />
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Hi all,<br /><br />I've been reading this forum for some time, and have decided to join in. My name's Ingrid, I'm Dutch, and I'm currently making my umptieth attempt at learning Latin.<br /><br />I've head three years of Latin at high school level, where I read some Caesar and Ovid, i.e. spending more time reading the dictionary than the actual text. Somehow learning vocab didn't seem important at the age of 14:). The book focused ...
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Logging into the forum

The oddest thing just happened. Has anyone else ever experienced this ? Maybe it's just the forum weeding out people like me who ask too many silly questions !! :-\<br /><br />I tried logging into the forum, it would show I was logged in, but when I viewed a message thread it changed my status back to Guest... so when I tried to post to the forum, it would ask me to login. When I ...
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A shame that the lingua Scythia cannot be rendered here. Cyrillic is my favorite alphabet after the Latin and the Greek.<br /><br />I have started to study Latin recently, out of desperation with my professors, out of disagreement with the attitudes in Russian scholarship. Latin and also Greek shall be my weapons against this illness. You see, no one wants to admit Russia into the medley of peoples who drew themselves from classical civilization. They ...
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Literacy in Ancient Greece and Rome

I have often wondered what the literacy rate was in Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Has anyone ever seen any info or statistics on this? Also how well were the writers known to them? Some interesting questions for thought... :)
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Hi everyone !

<br />Hi Everyone ! I just thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am an English speaker who has been trying to learn French for a few years. Now I would like to add Latin to the list. I'm a complete neophyte at this point as I haven't yet even started learning Latin. I want to learn Latin on my own since I don't really have the time to take a course. So ...
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