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An introduction.


I have often browsed this forum for the past few months without making any posts and have learned quite a bit from those who frequently post in the Greek forum and from reading older posts. There comes a time, though, when observing fails to be production and participation is required.

A short autobiography:

I am currently enrolled in an Undergraduate program in Canada majoring in Classics and minoring in Medieval Studies and Philosophy. I ...
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Allow me to introduce myself. I studied Greek a very, very long time ago, and am trying to come back to it after these many years. I picked up my trusty old Chase & Phillips and have (re)made my way through its 40 brief chapters. I was pleased to see that I hadn't forgotten as much as I thought -- though I had totally forgotten that there was such a tense as the future perfect ...
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Salve, Textkit!

Hi, I'm Emmanuel Estrada @ StradeMan. I'm a Form 3 student from Malaysia. I've been browsing Textkit since the start of the year and I found many invaluable sources on Greek and Latin languages.

I'm always interested in Graeco-Roman culture. Their language (especially Latin) are elegant in my sense even though they're hard for me. Their system of philosophy are quite diverse and that's what I like; seeing other's perspective from a different cultural setting ...
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New Member Introduction


I studied Latin in college, and have been going back through Wheelock to brush up on what I've forgotten (and learn some things for the first time, like the more obscure subjunctive clauses). I also like to try and translate modern phrases into Latin, because it's challenging to come up with equivalent expressions for many of our modern ideas (I tried translating "The Ballad of Gilligan's Island", but got stuck on the translation for ...
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I'm curious what everyone thinks about this topic. I've noticed that it can be a very heated subject on wikipedia articles. My personal view is that the BC/AD system is better on practical grounds: 1) the uniformity of two characters in each 2) easier to distinguish at sight 3) easier to say in speech.

As I christian I don't really care which system is used, but the motive (as I understand it) behind the BCE/CE ...
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New Latin Teacher

Salvete Omnes,

I have studied Latin for the equivalent of five academic years, and Greek for four. I have a B.A. in Philosophy, and have been considering graduate studies in classics, ancient philosophy, or patristics.

I have been hired to begin a Latin program at a Catholic grade school in the U.S. and mean to resort to this board frequently in the near future for advice from other teachers and for help with my own ...
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My Self-Intro: Please Allow Me to Join!

OK. I have made two different posts which were both serious, but neither appeared. I guess they were not serious enough. So I must be "beyond clear" that I have an interest in Textkit. I studied Latin first in high school (2 years) then a year at the University of Arizona, and then I decided to be a Classics major and chose Greek as my specialty. I specialized in Greek tragedy, and graduated Summa Cum ...
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My aspirations

Within the past two months I have been embarked on the daunting - nevertheless rewarding; task of reading all of the Great Books of the Western World. I do not exlusively intend to read these books but to also learn both the Ancient Greek and Latin languages that comprise the orgins of Western culture. Besides the copious quantities of benefits from fulfilling this endeavor - learning, writing, and speaking Ancient Greek and Latin is astoundingly ...
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New comer from Hong Kong

Salvete omnes! My name is Sydney, a college student from Hong Kong self-learning Latin and Classical Greek. While I am not studying Humanities at university, and my schedule for major is fairly occupied, it is still my earnest wish to delve into the treasury of the Western Civilization, which I'm sure will bring me new perspectives in understanding our modern society.

I did not learn Latin grammar from Wheelock. Rather, I relied on the notes ...
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Appropriate term to describe someone as a "faithful skeptic"

What would be an acceptable pair of Latin words to describe someone as possessing the sometimes opposed qualities of faith and skepticism?

I realize that "skeptic" is a Greek word and the first philosophers to describe themselves with the term were Greek. But surely many persons have been "faithful," in the sense of loyal and believing and adhering to an ethos, while also being "skeptical" in the sense of challenging assumptions or propositions. I expect ...
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