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It is a pleasure to find a forum where it is possible to refresh skills that are no longer as fluent as they used to be. Lack of use makes anyone rusty when using language skills not shared by the majority of the local community. I was a minister in a small, conservative, Presbyterian Church in New Zealand about 30 years ago and am now retired (at 75 years of age). Writing has encouraged me ...
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ohhh, it's been so long!

It has been years since I visited here... and years since I picked up any of my language books.

But I moved a few days ago and last night as I was unpacking my books I was overtaken by a desire to get back into my languages, and to read all of these beautiful little books that I have in my possession but that I haven't read.

Seems that most of the "old guard" have ...
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Si vales, valeo

Hi, apparently I must introduce myself, so here it is. My name is Mick, I'm 23 and I live in Australia. Currently, I am at the very arduous stage of the second day of learning something new. It's all quite confusing and difficult, but terribly fun! I'm attempting to gain some familiarity with Latin.

Currently I'm using Wheelock's Latin. My intent is to slug through the grammar over the coming weeks until ...
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New Member Learning Attic Greek

Hi everybody,

This is my introductory post. I am learning Attic Greek with a goal of reading Homer and the historians. I am also interested in getting a feel for the tone accent that ancient Greek preserves from the proto-Indo-European tongue. Foreign languages that I have previously learned to an advanced level include German and Mandarin Chinese. I was a math major in college and now work as a computer programmer.

I've been teaching myself ...
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My name is Kal. I am mostly here to learn and, hopefully someday, help others learn Latin. I did two years of Latin when I was in highschool, but that was waaaay back, between 1995 and 1997. We mostly learned to translated from some simplified texts about the history of the Roman Empire, from Latin into French. I have gotten (very) rusty as the years have gone by.

A few months ago, I stumbled ...
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Loeb Classical Library going online, Fall 2014

For those who will have access, this looks quite spectacular:


I do not know what Harvard will price this at for educational institutions, or if it will be open for individual scholars. I can only hope it is affordable, since so much of it is in the public domain. But, the print editions of certain volumes (Cicero, Homer) are surely still money-makers for Harvard UP, and they have ...
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Android does not show vowels in Perseus Greek text

I just posted the question but I don't see it anywhere. It was acknowledged though!
Anyway I'll re-post it.

Does anybody know why my Android tablet (D2-912) does not display vowels in the Perseus Greek texts !? Strange and annoying! On my desktop, though. the Greek vowels do show correctly.
How to fix this?


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My introduction

Just making my introductory post. My name is Jonathan and I am currently studying Latin with the latinum curriculum. I have started with Comenius's Vestibulum & Orbis Pictus, which has been fun but challenging. I was almost a raw beginner so everything is new (although it helps to know Spanish and a little Italian). I decided to jump in with a natural acquisition approach and leave the formal grammar study for a little later down ...
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Salvete Amici

Hello, my name is Mitchell, I have just finished my first year of university in the Greek and Roman's Studies program. My favorite part of it was taking Latin, which I will be doing again next year (with an additional direct reading of Hobbitus Ille)

I'm a Roman Catholic too, so I'm really excited about all the things Latin let's me read. After I finish another year of Latin, I might take Greek too, but ...
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hello from on-and-off lurker

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