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Self introduction

Hello, I'm a classical language enthusiast and am currently in the process of self learning Latin.

I went to school in China and majored in Biology in college. It is uncommon for schools in China to offer Latin courses, but by a strange stroke of luck my school hired an instructor from the Netherlands in my senior year in college and he taught two classes: Ancient Greek and Classical Latin. I took both courses in ...
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My name is David Marks, in listening to discussions about Bible translations I decided I wanted to learn koine Greek to learn what the text actually says. I am mostly using William Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek 3rd edition. I had the opportunity to get it in a kit for a good price (and I read good reviews about it). I chose to do self study since it takes me a longer time to remember ...
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I've always wanted to learn Latin and had a Latin-English dictionary in high school but never really applied myself.

Fast forward 20+ years and I finally started to learn through self study in earnest. That was about three years ago now and I have made some headway. My goal is to be able to read Latin and Greek.

At first I found some YouTube Learning Latin with Virgil by tesla man and Visual Latin by ...
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Learning Norwegian

I have a 10-day trip to Norway planned for September; we'll be staying at an Air BnB near the Urnes stavkyrkje. I'd like to be as fluent as possible in the language before I go, so here's my plan:

1) Listen to an audiobook of the Gospel of Mark until I get the flow of the language. The Jehovah's Witnesses make a full audio book of the Bible in Norsk (likely Bokmål, but I can't ...
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Hello everybody,

My name is Tom, and I'm new to Textkit. I am a latin beginner, trying to learn the language using a mix of techniques. I have completed Book I of the Cambridge latin course, but am now using a combination of Adler's grammar, Evan Millner's recordings of the same, and Familia Romana by Ørberg. It is a refreshing change, and I'm enjoying an approach that is more immersive and less grammar-focussed.

I found ...
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I'm a college graduate who has never really studied Greek or Latin to any meaningful degree, but now wish to do so by myself; how feasible that is with my schedule is dubious. I originally simply wanted to acquire a familiarity with Latin and Greek vocabularies and to understand the processes which brought many pieces of them, in one form or another, to English, but I find as I am reading that I am ...
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Greetings to all. I have been perusing Texkit for a while and have finally decided to join in. My interest is studying Greek, with a chief focus on Koine, though I have done a little with Byzantine and a little with Attic and, time permitting, will push further in those directions. I have been actively studying for around 4 years to date and am busy working in the direction of doing more composition and speaking, ...
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Untranslated Greek & Latin texts

A while back, there was some discussion about "untranslated" Greek and Latin texts. Does anybody have any update on that topic? I would love to have a fairly interesting Greek (or Latin) text to work on. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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Google's translation of Shakespeare into Latin

Hey all,

For a bit of fun, try opening Google Translate, enter "Shakespeare" on the left and select English, and in the translation box on the right, select "Latin". Here's a direct link to speed things up: https://translate.google.co.jp/?um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#en/la/Shakespeare

Ta da! I guess he was a Roman-era equivalent of Shakespeare.


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Greetings from London and Loeb Classical Library Question

Good afternoon and hello from London

I am new to the site and am looking at collecting the Loeb Classical Library. I would love some guidance as to where to start with this as there are over 500 books. The books are a gift so I am somewhat out of my depth with knowing where to start with this search. Any recommended places in London or online sites to purchase these books from and whether ...
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