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Mihi nomen est coquus. Linguam latinamque graecam apud ludo discebam, et iterum mihi legere placet.

I have dabbled in composition, but have spent more time learning to read: Vergil, Horace, Catullus, Cicero and Caesar. Although initially interested in just poetry, I have expanded my horizons to include prose and speeches. My goal is to read through the basic college and Master's reading lists, so that should I ever return to school for an advanced ...
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After ending up several times in this forum, I've decided to become an active member. :D My name is Carlos and I come from Northern Mexico. On my exchange semester in Dresden I've decided to take "Klassisches Griechisch I". Partly -using Internet slang- "for the lols", partly because I've been surrounded by "greek stuff" since I was a child. The course is quite heavy on ...
Read more : Introduction. | Views : 597 | Replies : 4

New to the site

Man from Norway and new to the site. Learning Greek slowly after numerous visits. Hope to get some help and guidance here if needed.
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Greek Night: poem translation request

Hello everyone

Who would like to translate this poem I wrote in Athens to Ancient Greek and/or Modern Greek?




That one time,

I’ll remember

Lying awake at night,

you surprised me like a thief.

Out of nothing

we started making love

like two possessed creatures

Take my body!

howl me in the neck

Oh I am dying,

if you’d just only .. ..

All out of a sudden

you turned me ...
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New Here

I first came to the board when I got search engine hits for Greek and Latin grammars. What got me to enroll is the Greek/Latin composition boards and the Agora board. But it looks like there are lots of other aspects of this site to explore, something I look forward to doing. I'll head off to post in the Latin weather thread.

P.S. How should I handle Greek fonts for this site? I can see ...
Read more : New Here | Views : 848 | Replies : 13

Singlish, an English-based creole with pitch accent

Hi guys, I'm from Singapore, and given the interest here in restored pronunciations of Latin and Greek and grappling with speaking in a mora-timed manner and what a pitch accent might sound like, I thought that sharing about the creole spoken here might provide a fun but relevant diversion.

I'm not a linguist, and I haven't read the scholarship, so what I write here is anecdotal and several of my observations may be off the ...
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I can't believe I am letting myself in for this again.

I took two-and-a-half years of Greek in college and had the immense good fortune to read Euripides (the Hippolytus), Aeschylus (the Prometheus Bound), Sophocles (the Oedipus Tyrranus, and I wonder if I spelled that right), and even Sappho. I wanted to change my major to Greek, I loved it so much, but I ended up stuck in philosophy. Not even Greek philosophy, but German Idealism. How amazing it would have been to read Aristotle's Metaphysics ...
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Olá amigos (χαιρετε)

 χαιρετε everyone,

I am in graduate school, writing a dissertation about Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. About his discussion of σωφρoσύνη to be more precise. I studied greek for 2 yrs. (2009-11) and then started again earlier this year. I am really excited about it and since this board has been so helpful for me, I thought why not take part in it.

So right now I am also translating Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book I and III ...
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Hello everyone. I'm learning Ancient Greek with the help of old books and my computer. I'm starting with Homeric Greek because it has epic stories of gods and heroes, but my goal is to be able to sight-read any dialect of Ancient Greek. I own Liddell and Scott, and have access to Pharr (an eighties reprint) and Schoeder/Horrigan (the original, forties edition) via my local library. I completed the first quarter of Schoeder/Horrigan vol. 1 ...
Read more : Introduction | Views : 459 | Replies : 1

Newbie with many questions


I'm supposed to create a topic here, yeah? I was going to post one in the learning Greek forum, but since I'm supposed to post here first, I'll just post here and copy paste later (if necessary.)

I've been studying Greek recently. Even more recently, I've been studying how to study Greek. The basic battleplan is looking like this, so far, not necessarily in chronological order:

1) Grammar rules/terms
2) Index cards (organizing vocabulary ...
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