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historical novels recently read

Hannibal, Enemy of Rome, Ben Kane.

It starts just before the 2nd Punic War and ends with the Battle of Trebia. It is the first volume of a trilogy.
The main characters are three teenagers, Hanno (from Carthage) and Quintus and Aurelia (Roman citizens without the franchise from Capua).
The novel describes how the three become friends and how that friendship is tested in the face of war between their two cities.
There is a ...
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Latin study group in Austin?


My name is Pierre. I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I have been living in Austin for two months now and I would like to meet people to start a study group using Familia Romana or the Desessard's Assimil method or both. If anyone on this forum is living in Austin and interested I would love to meet you.
Vobis gratias multas ago.


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Hello everyone.

I am joining this forum as an attempt to revive my knowledge of the ancient greek language.

I am a Greek who has studied the ancient language at school, and I do have a good grasp of texts, but it is mostly a passive skill. My current goal is to become more fluent in using it myself, remember the polytonic, understand texts even better etc.

I do expect a lot of interference from ...
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Dear Textkit community members,

My name is Thomas Farrar. I am a 30 year old university lecturer in statistics. I am Canadian by nationality but currently reside in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm married with one child.

Last year I started studying a B.Th. degree by distance learning with King's Evangelical Divinity School in the UK. I have not yet done the Greek modules but they are on the horizon for the next few months. ...
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Introductions first

Greetings all!

I just registered for the forum and I hope to scour the forums and glean all I can about learning Latin and Greek. My old Latin professor gave full names to each student and grouped some of us up as small clans and households, so that is why I am using my Latin name on this site (Tiberius Ovidius Purpureo). It should be Ti. Ovidius, but the registration form errored out when I ...
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χαίρετε πάντες!
Hello everyone!

ὁ Σνεξ εἰμι καὶ μανθάνω τὴν ἑλληνίκην μᾶλλον ἢ ἥμισυ ἔτος. μάλα φιλῶ ἐκεῖνο!
I am Znex and I've been learning Ancient Greek for more than half a year. I really love it! :D

μανθάνω οὐ μόνον γράφειν ἀλλὰ καί ποτε μανθάνομαι λέγειν καὶ ἀκούειν!
I am learning not only to write, but also, at times, I teach myself to speak and ...
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Sign in while remaining in thread

Jeff, isn't there an option somewhere so that when are in a thread, then decide to comment, then login, after the login, we are immediately returned to where we were in the thread rather than the index? This is the only forum I know where I get kicked back to the index again. I'm pretty sure there is some option since I believe this is popular forum software.

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Hello Guys, I'm Jayvyn. I saw this forum before but I didn't register. Anyway, I'm novice in Greek and struggling in determining the use of sigma in the middle and final sigma of the word.
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I'm new!


I'm new to this forum. I'm currently going through the Cambridge Latin Course at high school and am supplementing it with Schaum's Latin Grammar (the CLC is pretty terrible and slow when it comes to teaching grammar). I'm also self teaching myself Attic Greek with Reading Greek. Thankfully my Latin teacher is also proficient in Ancient Greek :) I hope to learn more while ...
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Unicode raw text of Greek-English Dictionary

Hello all, I am a new member; Nice to be here, classics rules, and no matter how tough the going gets, you are rewarded for your work multifold in satisfaction, so beginners keep at it...,etc.

I joined to ask a question: Does anyone know of an available raw Greek-English dictionary in text format (unicode for polytonic Greek, of course)?

This is not unprecedented for Latin, for instance at Whittaker's Words there is a downloadable text ...
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