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Introducing myself


Linde M. Brocato, here, PhD in Comparative Literature 1991, MLS 2007.

I'm a medievalist in Spanish, with a good bit of attention to classical thought and literature. At present, I have a day job as a catalog librarian, working largely in 15th-c. Castilian literature, culture, and intellectual history, with a strong dose of book history/bibliography in my approach, as well.

I want to bring my skills in Latin to a much higher level of ...
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hi, and what language?

This is not ancient, and I'm not sure it's even Greek ... but I haven't found anyone else to ask. :D

I'm active on findagrave.com and its related forums. Recently another user posted a photo of a grave marker in Syracuse, New York, which looks to my untrained eye like Greek but not quite. Of course, being in the US, it could be a combination, for ...
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Tantum ergo

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I've taken Latin since I was little, but I graduated from New Saint Andrew's College. The Latin professor, Tim Griffith, does Latin as immersion. I live in Seattle now and was hoping to sharpen my Latin conversation skills, with the hope that I can read old texts fluently.

Anyone in the Seattle area want to meet up? =p
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email address?

Are we allowed to reveal here our actual email addresses?
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Accademia Vivarium Novum/accepting of female students

Hey everyone, I'm new here. I'm Rosa, 19 years old and from the Netherlands. I recently found out about the Accademia Vivarium Novum, which is an academy in Rome where you can study for one year to perfect your knowledge of Latin, and where you have to speak latin. Anyway, what I also found out, is that they don't accept female students at the moment, as they are located in a building of a religious ...
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Introducing myself

***Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I may have deleted the original post by mistake (my apologies if this is a duplicate post).***

My favorite thing in the world is language, in particular, etymology-- a confessed language junkie. My native language is Spanish (I was born and raised in Peru), but I'm also fluent in English (or so I think) and rusty in French ( I used to be fluent many, many years ago, ...
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racism in the classical world

Here's an interesting question for you. Was there racism in ancient Greece or Rome? There was prejudice, bigotry, and chauvinism, but was there racism?
I have formed my own opinion on this question.

Please continue discussion here:


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a new member, sort of

Sheesh! I had forgotten that I was a member of this group. I'll introduce myself again.
I am a male, 60 years old. I took two years of Latin in high school, but for the rest I am self-taught in Latin and Greek. (I started my Greek with "Homeric Greek: a book for beginners" by Clyde Pharr.) I used my copy of Goodwin's Greek Grammar to pieces (it was a softcover), so now I am ...
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Hello and thank you


I am a new member of this forum. I discovered Textkit while I was searching online for a decent Latin textbook. I stumbled on the suggestions for beginning learners and that's how I got to know Latin for Beginners by Benjamin L. D'Ooge. I am gratefully using this textbook now to relearn Latin myself (as I've forgotten most of it since I left secondary school) and to teach it for the first time to ...
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