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Hello to all Textkit Latin students.
This is my first post. Learnt Latin at high school for 3 years, starting in 1939, then went off to join in the war effort. Always enjoyed the sheer logic and economy of Latin, so have now resumed studies with a cheerful volunteer tutor and a happy group of likeminded people at U3A, Adelaide , Australia.

My educational status, acquired late when my children were at school, is as ...
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Other Greek Textbooks subforum

Σαῦλος mentioned that it would be nice to have a subforum where we could make a new topic for every composition exercise in Sidgwick, without cluttering up the main boards.
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New arrival

Hello everyone,

I am here mostly to improve my Latin. My educational background is in linguistics, as well as having taken a couple of years of Latin before university. While this has been helpful, it's the sort of background that can tempt you to read a lot of grammar books (to learn rules that you can apply everywhere) instead of actually getting into real Latin texts and picking up the vocabulary.

As a refresher I ...
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I'm a Classics teacher in London, teaching girls in Years 7-13 Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation. This year I've been teaching some Pliny (two letters about his uncle), Virgil 4, Plato Protagoras and Iliad 22 - have really enjoyed all of them. I'm gearing up for next year when Catullus is on the menu and I'm going to be teaching a twilight GCSE Greek class. I run lots of extra-curricular Classics, most recently trips ...
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A bit of an interloper

I am not a scholar at all - so I beg of you all some indulgence. I am in fact a mathematician, and currently my research has led me back to some classical Greek mathematics (Euclid, Archimedes, and so on). All of their work has of course been published many many times over the past 500 years or so in exemplary English translations. However, much of the glossaries and commentaries, especially in the older translations, ...
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Glad to be here!


I'm so glad to be here. It's about 7 months since I started learning Latin by myself.

First I ran through three textbooks written in my mother tongue, Japanese, on grammar. I ran, because I was so itching to read primary text. After finishing "Familia Romana" by Orberg, I finally tackled with Ovid, Cicero, and some Medieval works, only to find I was not quite ready.

So, "festina lente" ut aiunt, I decided to ...
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Latin and Greek,please

I have a BA in Classical Languages, and I did a year of grad school before I got sick and had to leave. That as in 1985! (At that time I lived in Ohio,so my undergrad degree was granted from Wright State in Dayton (where my husband went to med school) and the year of grad work was at Ohio State.). Unfortunately, my illness turned out to be chronic - chronic pancreatitis due to a ...
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A new Classicist in the making

Salvete omnes!

I am extremely excited to begin contributing and learning to a forum about classics. It has been a growing passion of mine for several years now.

About myself:

I currently work as a programmer, but I have a dream of going to grad school for Classics in about 4-5 years. I currently take online Greek courses through Carmenta, and I can say that I have nothing but positive reviews for them!

I took ...
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Introducing myself

When I first started writing this introductory post a little over two hours ago, my ambition was to sketch out a brief personal reception history of me and the Classics, starting in 2001, when I was seven years old and visited Knossos with my family. I would then move on to when I was 11 and played the role of Hermes in a musical theatre adaption of The Odyssey. Then I would detail some more ...
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Hello all from Tokyo

Hi all,

My name's Jon and I am currently living in Tokyo. My experience with Greece and it's language begin a long way's back. My mother and grandmother are both Greek and have grown up speaking the language. However, since moving to Tokyo about 10 years ago, my Greek levels have been dropping and my grasp of the language is fading slowly. Anywho, I have been starting my studies again and found this site which ...
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